Dendrimer meaning

dĕndrə-mər
A polymer in which the atoms are arranged in many branches and subbranches along a central backbone of carbon atoms, usually extending from a central atom or ring of atoms.
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A large, synthetically produced polymer in which the atoms are arranged in many branches and subbranches radiating out from a central core. Dendrimers are being investigated for possible uses in nanotechnology, gene therapy, and other fields.
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(chemistry) Any polymer or oligomer having branches of atoms strung off of a central spine.
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(mathematics) A graph formed of branches from a central core.
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Origin of dendrimer

  • dendr(o)– alteration of (pol)ymer

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • dendr- +"Ž -mer

    From Wiktionary