polymerization

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polymerization

 [pah-lim″er-ĭ-za´shun]
the combining of several simpler molecules (monomers) to form a polymer.

po·lym·er·i·za·tion

(po-lim'ĕr-i-za'shŭn),
A reaction in which a high molecular weight product is produced by successive additions to or condensations of a simpler compound; for example, polystyrene may be produced from styrene, or rubber from isoprene, or a polynucleotide from mononucleotides, or microtubules from tubulin.

po·lym·er·i·za·tion

(pol'i-mĕr'ī-zā'shŭn)
A reaction in which a high molecular weight product is produced by successive additions to or condensations of a simpler compound.
Synonym(s): polymerisation.

polymerization

The formation of POLYMERS from monomers.

po·lym·er·i·za·tion

(pol'i-mĕr'ī-zā'shŭn)
A reaction in which a high molecular weight product is produced by successive additions to or condensations of a simpler compound.
Synonym(s): polymerisation.