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polymer

 [pol´ĭ-mer]
a compound, usually of high molecular weight, formed by combination of simpler molecules (monomers).

pol·y·mer

(pol'i-mĕr),
A substance of high molecular weight, made up of a chain of repeated units sometimes called "mers."
See also: biopolymer.
[see -mer (1)]

pol·y·mer

(pol'i-mĕr)
A substance of high molecular weight, made up of a chain of repeated units sometimes called "mers."
See also: -mer (1)

polymer

A chain molecule made up of repetitions of smaller chemical units or molecules called monomers. Polysaccharides, for instance, are long chains made up of repeated units of simpler monosaccharide sugars. Proteins are polymers of AMINO ACIDS. Polymerization is the process of causing many similar or identical small chemical groups to link up to form a long chain. From Greek, poly , many and meros , a part.

polymer

a compound of high molecular weight formed of long chains of repeating units (MONOMERS).

Polymer

A substance formed by joining smaller molecules. For example, plastic, acrylic, cellulose acetate, cellulose propionate, nylon, etc.

pol·y·mer

(pol'i-mĕr)
Substance of high molecular weight, made up of a chain of repeated units sometimes called "mers."