A molecule that can combine with others of the same kind to form a polymer. Glucose molecules, for example, are monomers that can combine to form the polymer cellulose. Polymers can also be composed of different kinds of monomers.
A molecule that can combine with other molecules to form a polymer.
A simple molecule that can form polymers by combining with identical or similar molecules.
Other Word Forms
Origin of monomer
- mono– (poly)mer
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- mono- +"Ž -mer