Definition of Polymer

1. Noun. A naturally occurring or synthetic compound consisting of large molecules made up of a linked series of repeated simple monomers.

Definition of Polymer

1. n. Any one of two or more substances related to each other by polymerism; specifically, a substance produced from another substance by chemical polymerization.

Definition of Polymer

1. Noun. (organic chemistry) A long or larger molecule consisting of a chain or network of many repeating units, formed by chemically bonding together many identical or similar small molecules called monomers. A polymer is formed by polymerization, the joining of many monomer molecules. ¹

2. Noun. A material consisting of such polymer molecules. ¹

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Definition of Polymer

1. a complex chemical compound [n -S]

Medical Definition of Polymer

1. A macromolecule made of repeating (monomer) units or protomers. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polymer

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polymerase a
polymerase alpha
polymerase b
polymerase beta
polymerase chain reaction
polymerase g
polymerase gamma
polymeric amide

Literary usage of Polymer

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1. Niosh Manual of Analytical Methods: Sampling and Analytical Methods for ...edited by Peter M. Eller edited by Peter M. Eller (1994)
"NOTE: Although the super absorbent polymer in the calibration stock mixture and working standards may contain water, it is convenient to express a quantity ..."

2. Hydrogen & Fuel Cells: Review of National R&D Programs by International Energy Agency (2004)
"O polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) fuel ... PEM fuel cells use a solid polymer as an electrolyte and porous carbon ..."

3. Directory of Federal Laboratory and Technology Resources: A Guide to (1993)
"Internal interfaces are important in polymer blends, block copolymers, membranes, foams, polymer impregnated ceramics and reinforced polymer composites. ..."

4. Chemical Abstracts by American Chemical Society (1915)
"... with ery- threne or with a polymer of the latter, the analytical data corresponding as well to HM GORDIN. Acetylene dichlorides. ..."

5. Globalization of Materials R&d: Time for a National Strategy by National Research Council (U. S.) (2005)
"The report noted the importance of polymer research to the US positive trade balance ... S. world leadership in polymer research. The report also noted that ..."

6. Economic Evaluation of Long-Life Pavements by Oecd, OECD Staff, SourceOECD (Online service) (2005)
"The discussion here is limited to polymer modification, ... polymer modification of the asphalt binder is effected by one of three routes. ..."

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