Oligomer meaning

ə-lĭgə-mər
A polymer consisting of at least 2 and as many as 100 monomers.
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A molecule that consists of a relatively small and specifiable number of monomers (usually less than five). Unlike a polymer, if one of the monomers is removed from an oligomer, its chemical properties are altered.
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(chemistry) A compound intermediate between a monomer and a polymer, normally having a specified number of units between about five and a hundred.
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Origin of oligomer

  • oligo- +"Ž -mer

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