Definition of Monomer

1. Noun. A simple compound whose molecules can join together to form polymers.

Generic synonyms: Chemical Compound, Compound



Definition of Monomer

1. Noun. (chemistry) A relatively small molecule which can be covalently bonded to other monomers to form a polymer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Monomer

1. a type of chemical compound [n -S]

Medical Definition of Monomer

1. A single molecule that is the subunit of a polymer. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Monomer

monomachists
monomachy
monomane
monomania
monomaniac
monomaniacal
monomaniacally
monomaniacs
monomanias
monomaniƦ
monomark
monomarks
monomastigote
monome
monomelic
monomer (current term)
monomeric
monomerically
monomerisation
monomerisations
monomerization
monomerizations
monomerize
monomerous
monomers
monomes
monometallic
monometallism
monometallisms
monometallist

Literary usage of Monomer

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"As the reaction proceeds the concentration of free trimethylaluminum decreases further, and the proportion of monomer must increase. ..."

2. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"THE SOCIETY FOR EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE 162383-388(1979) Calcium on the monomer-Dimer Association of Calcium-Binding Protein in the Serum of ..."

3. Eighth Annual Report on Carcinogens: 1998 Summary edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
"Polyacrylamide used for potable water should not contain more than 0.05% residual monomer (Kirk-Othmer VI, 1978). The polymers bind with particles and form ..."

4. 6th Annual Report on Carcinogens (1991) by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"Polymerized acrylamide is not toxic, but the monomer can cause peripheral neuropathy (Klaassen et ... Residual monomer in the polymers is a concern (Howard, ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"If the monomer were left, unbonded, this transaction need not, in fact, yield an actual profit in bond energy; small losses in energy should also be ..."

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