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monomer

 [mon´o-mer]
1. a simple molecule of relatively low molecular weight, which is capable of reacting chemically with other molecules to form a dimer, trimer, or polymer.
2. some basic unit of a molecule, either the molecule itself or some structural or functional subunit of it, e.g., an individual polypeptide in a multi-subunit protein.
fibrin monomer the material resulting from the action of thrombin on fibrinogen, which then polymerizes to form the fibrin clot.

mon·o·mer

(mon'ō-mĕr),
1. The molecular unit that, by repetition, constitutes a large structure or polymer; for example, ethylene, H2C=CH2, is the monomer of polyethylene, H(CH2)nH.
See also: subunit (1).
2. The protein structural unit of a virion capsid.
3. The protein subunit of a protein composed of several loosely associated such units, usually bound noncovalently.
[mono- + -mer]

monomer

/mono·mer/ (mon´o-mer)
1. a simple molecule of relatively low molecular weight, capable of reacting to form by repetition a dimer, trimer, or polymer.
2. some basic unit of a molecule, either the molecule itself or some structural or functional subunit of it.
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Monomer. Individual amino acids constitute the monomeric building blocks of (polymeric) polypeptides.

monomer

[mon′əmər]
Etymology: Gk, monos + meros, part
1 a molecule that repeats itself to form a polymer, such as a molecule of fibrin monomer that polymerizes to form fibrin in the blood-clotting process. monomeric, adj.
2 a simple molecule of relatively low molecular weight, which is capable of reacting chemically with other molecules to form a dimer, trimer, or polymer.
3 some basic unit of a molecule, either the molecule itself or functional subunit of it.

monomer

A single unit of a multiunit molecule, which are joined to form dimers, trimers and polymers; hydrolysis of polymers yields monomers.

monomer

A single unit of a multiunit molecule, which are joined to form dimers, trimers, polymers; hydrolysis of polymers yields monomers. Cf Polymer.

mon·o·mer

(mon'ō-měr)
1. The molecular unit that, by repetition, constitutes a large structure or polymer.
2. The protein structural unit of a virion capsid.
See: virion
3. The protein subunit of a protein composed of several loosely associated such units, usually noncovalently bound together.

monomer

One of the chemical groups many of which are repetitively linked together to form a POLYMER.

monomer

any molecule that can exist alone or with other similar molecules to form a polymer.

monomer (mˑ·n·mer),

n a single chemical compound that can join with additional, identical molecules to produce a polymer. See also polymer.

mon·o·mer

(mon'ō-měr)
1. The molecular unit that, by repetition, constitutes a large structure or polymer.
2. The protein structural unit of a virion capsid.

monomer

1. a simple molecule of relatively low molecular weight, which is capable of reacting chemically with other molecules to form a polymer, in which the monomers are linked by covalent bonds.
2. a single protein molecule that combines with other monomers by hydrogen bonds to form a larger protein.

fibrin monomer
the material resulting from the action of thrombin on fibrinogen, which then polymerizes to form fibrin.
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