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polymerization

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noun po·ly·mer·i·za·tion \pə-ˌli-mə-rə-ˈzā-shən, ˌpä-lə-mə-rə-\

Definition of polymerization

  1. 1 :  a chemical reaction in which two or more molecules combine to form larger molecules that contain repeating structural units — compare association 5

  2. 2 :  reduplication of parts in an organism



Origin and Etymology of polymerization

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1872


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polymerization

noun po·ly·mer·iza·tion

Medical Definition of polymerization

  1. 1:  a chemical reaction in which two or more small molecules combine to form larger molecules that contain repeating structural units of the original molecules—compare association 4

  2. 2:  reduplication of parts in an organism



Variants of polymerization

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polymerisation

\pə-ˌlim-ə-rə-ˈzā-shən, ˌpäl-ə-mə-rə-\play play

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