dimer

noun
di·​mer | \ˈdī-mər \

Definition of dimer 

: a compound formed by the union of two radicals or two molecules of a simpler compound specifically : a polymer formed from two molecules of a monomer

Other Words from dimer

dimeric \(ˌ)dī-​ˈmer-​ik \ adjective
dimerization \ˌdī-​mə-​rə-​ˈzā-​shən \ noun
dimerize \ˈdī-​mə-​ˌrīz \ transitive verb

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circa 1926, in the meaning defined above

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dimer

noun
di·​mer | \ˈdī-mər \

Medical Definition of dimer 

: a compound formed by the union of two radicals or two molecules of a simpler compound specifically : a polymer formed from two molecules of a monomer

Other Words from dimer

dimeric \(ˈ)dī-​ˈmer-​ik \ adjective
dimerization or British dimerisation \ˌdī-​mə-​rə-​ˈzā-​shən \ noun
dimerize or British dimerise \ˈdī-​mə-​ˌrīz \ transitive verb dimerized or British dimerised; dimerizing or British dimerising

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