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

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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

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Recent Examples on the Web New York hospital doctors had seen a spike in D-dimer levels among their sickest patients. New York Times, "My ‘Long Covid’ Nightmare: Still Sick After 6 Months," 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, "Doctors warn of emerging COVID-19 symptom: dangerous blood clots," 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, "Why Some People Get Sicker Than Others," 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, "A Tiny Home 3D Printer Can Be Yours for $79," 20 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of dimer

circa 1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dimer was circa 1926

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“Dimer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dimer. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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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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