depolymerize

verb
de·​po·​ly·​mer·​ize | \(ˌ)dē-pə-ˈli-mə-ˌrīz, -ˈpä-lə-mə- \

Definition of depolymerize 

transitive verb

: to decompose (macromolecules) into simpler compounds (such as monomers)

intransitive verb

: to undergo decomposition into simpler compounds

Other Words from depolymerize

depolymerization \ ˌdē-​pə-​ˌli-​mə-​rə-​ˈzā-​shən , (ˌ)dē-​ˌpä-​lə-​mə-​rə-​ \ noun

First Known Use of depolymerize

circa 1909, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of depolymerize was circa 1909

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depolymerize

verb
de·​po·​ly·​mer·​ize
variants: or British depolymerise \ (ˈ)dē-​pə-​ˈlim-​ə-​ˌrīz , -​ˈpäl-​ə-​mə-​ \
depolymerized or British depolymerised; depolymerizing or British depolymerising

Medical Definition of depolymerize 

transitive verb

: to decompose (macromolecules) into relatively simple compounds (as monomers) depolymerized nucleic acids

intransitive verb

: to undergo decomposition into simpler compounds

Other Words from depolymerize

depolymerization or British depolymerisation \ ˌdē-​pə-​ˌlim-​ə-​rə-​ˈzā-​shən , (ˌ)dē-​ˌpäl-​ə-​mə-​rə-​ \ noun

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