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polymer

noun poly·mer \ˈpä-lə-mər\

chemistry : a chemical compound that is made of small molecules that are arranged in a simple repeating structure to form a larger molecule

Full Definition of POLYMER

:  a chemical compound or mixture of compounds formed by polymerization and consisting essentially of repeating structural units
poly·mer·ic \ˌpä-lə-ˈmer-ik\ adjective
poly·mer·ism \pə-ˈli-mə-ˌri-zəm, ˈpä-lə-mə-\ noun
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Origin of POLYMER

International Scientific Vocabulary, back-formation from polymeric, from Greek polymerēs having many parts, from poly- + meros part — more at merit
First Known Use: 1866
POLYMERIC Defined for Kids

polymer

noun poly·mer \ˈpä-lə-mər\

Definition of POLYMER for Kids

:  a chemical compound that is made of small molecules that are arranged in a simple repeating structure to form a larger molecule
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polymer

noun poly·mer \ˈpäl-ə-mər\

Medical Definition of POLYMER

:  a chemical compound or mixture of compounds formed by polymerization and consisting essentially of repeating structural units

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