dimer

noun
di·​mer | \ ˈdī-mər How to pronounce dimer (audio) \

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 How to pronounce dimer (audio) \ adjective
dimerization \ ˌdī-​mə-​rə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce dimer (audio) \ noun
dimerize \ ˈdī-​mə-​ˌrīz How to pronounce dimer (audio) \ transitive verb

Examples of dimer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In fact, these molecules aren’t terribly choosy: Each BMP dimer may stick to several different pairs of receptor subunits with varying degrees of avidity. Quanta Magazine, 16 Sep. 2021 In this study, business class did not differ significantly from economy class for development of an elevated D-dimer. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 20 July 2021 New York hospital doctors had seen a spike in D-dimer levels among their sickest patients. New York Times, 21 Jan. 2021 In the early 1990s, Van Beek helped develop the D-dimer blood test that’s used around the world to monitor clot formation in patients, including those with Covid-19, and to dose them with heparin and other anticoagulant medications. Jason Gale, Fortune, 5 May 2020 One that seems to be especially predictive of a person’s fate is a protein known as D-dimer. James Hamblin, The Atlantic, 21 Apr. 2020 Using chemical processing techniques, lactic acid is converted efficiently to lactide, a ring-form dimer of lactic acid. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 20 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of dimer

circa 1926, in the meaning defined above

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dimer

noun
di·​mer | \ ˈdī-mər How to pronounce dimer (audio) \

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 How to pronounce dimer (audio) \ adjective
dimerization or British dimerisation \ ˌdī-​mə-​rə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce dimer (audio) \ noun
dimerize or British dimerise \ ˈdī-​mə-​ˌrīz How to pronounce dimer (audio) \ transitive verb dimerized or British dimerised; dimerizing or British dimerising

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