homopolymer

noun

ho·​mo·​pol·​y·​mer ˌhō-mə-ˈpä-lə-mər How to pronounce homopolymer (audio)
ˌhä-
: a polymer (such as polyethylene) consisting of identical monomer units
homopolymeric adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of homopolymer was in 1946

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“Homopolymer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homopolymer. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

homopolymer

noun
ho·​mo·​pol·​y·​mer ˌhō-mə-ˈpäl-ə-mər How to pronounce homopolymer (audio) ˌhäm-ə- How to pronounce homopolymer (audio)
: a polymer consisting of identical monomer units
homopolymeric adjective

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