depolymerize

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

Definition of depolymerize

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

depolymerization

play \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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depolymerize

verb de·po·ly·mer·ize
variants: or British depolymerise play \(ˈ)dē-pə-ˈlim-ə-ˌrīz, -ˈpäl-ə-mə-\

medical Definition of depolymerize

depolymerized or British depolymerised; depolymerizing or British depolymerising
: to decompose (macromolecules) into relatively simple compounds (as monomers)
  • depolymerized nucleic acids
: to undergo decomposition into simpler compounds

depolymerization

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

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