Monomer meaning

mŏnə-mər
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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.
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(chemistry) A relatively small molecule which can be covalently bonded to other monomers to form a polymer.
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A molecule that can combine with other molecules to form a polymer.
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A simple molecule that can form polymers by combining with identical or similar molecules.
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Origin of monomer

  • mono– (poly)mer

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

  • mono- +"Ž -mer

    From Wiktionary