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Monomer

Definition(s)

A chemical subunit that can undergo polymerization by bonding to other subunits.

Definition from: NCI via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

A molecule that can join with other identical monomers to form a larger structure called a polymer.

Definition from: NCI via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Relatively simple compound, usually containing carbon, that is able to combine in chains with other like or unlike molecules to produce large polymers.

Definition from: CSP via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 22, 2014