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polymer

 [pol´ĭ-mer]
a compound, usually of high molecular weight, formed by combination of simpler molecules (monomers).
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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)]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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)
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

polymer

a compound of high molecular weight formed of long chains of repeating units (MONOMERS).
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Polymer

A substance formed by joining smaller molecules. For example, plastic, acrylic, cellulose acetate, cellulose propionate, nylon, etc.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

pol·y·mer

(pol'i-mĕr)
Substance of high molecular weight, made up of a chain of repeated units sometimes called "mers."
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Heteroplasmy can also be seen as length heteroplasmy, which typically is observed as a variation in the number of bases in a homopolymeric stretch of bases (i.e., C-stretch).
Homopolymeric and low plasticized nylon 12 continually increase in length up to an equilibrium.
The height of the peak is proportional to the number of identical bases of a homopolymeric run as they are simultaneously" incorporated into the elongating DNA strand during a single dispensation.
However, the influence of the type of the crosslinking agent on the mechanical and thermodynamic properties as well as pH-sensitive phase transition behavior of homopolymeric poly(N,N-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate) (PDMAEMA) hydrogels has not been reported before.
Small insertions and deletions within a homopolymeric stretch, such as m.303_309insC, m.311_315insC, and m.16193insC, were also accurately identified by MPS.
In this example, two additional bases are present with respect to the CRS, both of which may be considered as occurring within homopolymeric regions.
([section]) This plasmid has many missing or extra nucleotides in homopolymeric regions compared with all other related plasmids.
The homopolymeric runs in mtDNA that are prone to frame shift mutation in vivo are most sensitive to this.
Another notable example of a homopolymeric polyC tract can be seen in the nucleotide 16184-16193 polyC region in which the T at nucleotide 16189 becomes a C, thereby generating a stretch of 10 or more Cs.
It has been demonstrated that, depending on the reaction conditions, the structural heterogeneity, which is thought to be due to the energetically favored formation of homopolymeric H sequences, may be more or less pronounced [45].
In 1 isolate (L1502), an additional G residue in a homopolymeric tract of G residues resulted in a downstream stop codon.