Trimer meaning

trī'mər
A chemical compound or molecule consisting of three identical simpler molecules.
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A molecule composed of three identical, simpler molecules.
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A substance composed of such molecules.

C6H6 is a trimer of C2H2

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Any of various chemical compounds made of three smaller identical or similar molecules (called monomers) that are linked together. Trimers are linked by hydrogen bonds, coordinate bonds, or covalent bonds. Raffinose is a trimer composed of the monomers glucose, fructose, and galactose.
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(chemistry) A molecule consisting of a chain of three parts, so called monomers. A trimer is formed by joining three identical molecules.
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Origin of trimer

  • tri– (poly)mer
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • tri- +"Ž -mer
    From Wiktionary