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polymerization

 [pah-lim″er-ĭ-za´shun]
the combining of several simpler molecules (monomers) to form a polymer.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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

polymerization

The formation of POLYMERS from monomers.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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The emulsion polymerized graft copolymers of PVP were used as a polymer matrix for the preparation of MMA-copolymer compositions cured by block polymerization.
Miniemulsion polymerization without surfactant or with new surfactant and cosurfactant is also frequently reported.
It is well known that the ring opening polymerization of benzoxazine is catalyzed by functional groups, such as hydroxyl, carboxyl, phenol, and sulfonic groups.
The method has previously been used for the study of the photoinitiated polymerization of HEMA by RF/TEoHa system in aqueous solution [20].
Additionally, there must be adequate polymerization of the resin cement agent, since it is essential in preventing microleakage and allowing for greater longevity of the restoration.
In fishes, little detailed information about the environmental triggers for Hb polymerization was available until Harosi et al.
Since SAP is derived from water-soluble monomers, an inverse-suspension polymerization is suitable for the preparation of spherical SAP polymer microparticles.
Conclusion: Ivocerin containing Variolink-E cement showed high degree of conversion and extent of polymerization when compared to conventional light and dual cure luting cements.
The polymerization filling technique (PFT) was commonly used for Ziegler-Natta and metallocene polymerization with a wide variety of microfillers such as graphite, kaolin, glass spheres, wollastonite, silica, and so on, which lead to an in situ polymerization technique in combination with various cocatalysts [4-18].
The research utilized Kuraray's FELIBENDY, a nonwoven fabric made from the copolymer EVAL (ethylene vinyl alcohol polymer resin), which reacts readily to electron beam-induced graft polymerization, a process that increases the fabric surface area that comes in contact with the solution.
Polymerization plants are available both with the continuous and batch technology.