monomer

noun
mono·​mer | \ ˈmä-nə-mər How to pronounce monomer (audio) \

Definition of monomer

: a chemical compound that can undergo polymerization

Other Words from monomer

monomeric \ ˌmä-​nə-​ˈmer-​ik How to pronounce monomer (audio) , ˌmō-​ \ adjective

Examples of monomer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Dorgan lab made their new composite resin by dissolving PLA in a synthetic monomer called methyl methacrylate (MMA), resulting in a syrupy resin. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 26 Aug. 2022 The team produced a syrupy resin by dissolving polylactide, a polymer derived from plants, in a synthetic monomer called methyl methacrylate (MMA). Sophie Bushwick, Scientific American, 26 Aug. 2022 The challenge is if even one monomer begins to rotate, the polymer becomes three-dimensional. Michelle Shen, USA TODAY, 7 Feb. 2022 Despite efforts by firefighters to keep the highly flammable chemical styrene monomer from reigniting by continuing to douse the site with water and foam, flames broke out again and burned for about an hour Tuesday afternoon. David Rising, Star Tribune, 6 July 2021 They're created by mixing a powder (polymer) — usually clear, but the powders come in a range of colors — and a liquid (monomer) into a dough-like consistency that can be filed and molded. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 19 Sep. 2021 By mid-morning the main blaze at the Ming Dih Chemical factory had been brought under control, but a massive tank containing the chemical styrene monomer continued to burn, said local disaster prevention official Chailit Suwannakitpong. David Rising, ajc, 5 July 2021 The main blaze at the Ming Dih Chemical factory had been brought under control by mid-morning, but an enormous tank containing the chemical styrene monomer continued to burn, said local disaster prevention official Chailit Suwannakitpong. David Rising, Star Tribune, 5 July 2021 The energy density increased by 20% and monomer capacity increased by 35% than the normal cell. Chris Hachey, BGR Canada, 15 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of monomer

1914, in the meaning defined above

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14 Sep 2022

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“Monomer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monomer. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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monomer

noun
mono·​mer | \ ˈmän-ə-mər How to pronounce monomer (audio) \

Medical Definition of monomer

: a chemical compound that can undergo polymerization

Other Words from monomer

monomeric \ ˌmän-​ə-​ˈmer-​ik How to pronounce monomer (audio) , ˌmō-​nə-​ How to pronounce monomer (audio) \ adjective

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