homopolymer

noun
ho·​mo·​pol·​y·​mer | \ ˌhō-mə-ˈpä-lə-mər How to pronounce homopolymer (audio) , ˌhä-\

Definition of homopolymer

: a polymer (such as polyethylene) consisting of identical monomer units

Other Words from homopolymer

homopolymeric \ ˌhō-​mə-​ˌpä-​lə-​ˈmer-​ik How to pronounce homopolymeric (audio) , ˌhä-​ \ adjective

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1946, in the meaning defined above

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homopolymer

noun
ho·​mo·​pol·​y·​mer | \ ˌhō-mə-ˈpäl-ə-mər How to pronounce homopolymer (audio) , ˌhäm-ə- How to pronounce homopolymer (audio) \

Medical Definition of homopolymer

: a polymer consisting of identical monomer units

Other Words from homopolymer

homopolymeric \ -​ˌpäl-​ə-​ˈmer-​ik How to pronounce homopolymeric (audio) \ adjective

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