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the conversion of a polymer into its component monomers.
depolymerization/de·po·lym·er·iza·tion/ (de″po-lim″er-ĭ-za´shun) the conversion of a polymer into its component monomers.
The dismantling of a polymer into individual monomers.
the conversion of a compound into one of smaller molecular weight and different physical properties without changing the percentage relations of the elements composing it.