trimer definition by Webster's New World
- a molecule composed of three identical, simpler molecules
- a substance composed of such molecules: CH is a trimer of CH
Origin: tri- plush Classical Greek meros, a part: see merit
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- trimeric adjective
trimer definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A molecule formed by combining three identical smaller molecules.
Origin: tri- + (poly)mer.
- tri·merˈic adjective
trimer - Science Definition
Any of various chemical compounds made of three smaller identical or similar molecules (called monomers) that are linked together. Trimers are linked by hydrogen bonds, coordinate bonds, or covalent bonds. Raffinose is a trimer composed of the monomers glucose, fructose, and galactose.