A chemical compound or molecule consisting of two identical simpler molecules.
A compound formed by the combination of two identical molecules or monomers.
Any of various chemical compounds made of two smaller identical or similar molecules (called monomers) that are linked together. Dimers are linked by hydrogen bonds, coordinate bonds, or covalent bonds. Sucrose is a dimer composed of the monomers glucose and fructose.
Origin of dimer
- di– (poly)mer
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- di- + -mer