monomer

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

Definition of monomer

: a chemical compound that can undergo polymerization

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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 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 In the percolation-theory framework, each monomer acts as a node, and two neighbors may spontaneously form a bond, or edge. Kelsey Houston-edwards, Scientific American, 16 Mar. 2021 The $70,000 state settlement cleared seven other compliance orders involving violations of state law dating back to 2008, including the release of nearly 500 pounds of ethylene dichloride, ethylene and vinyl chloride monomer on Oct. 1 and 2, 2008. Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com, 1 Feb. 2021 The lignin work is particularly important because lignin's monomers are composed of aromatic rings—the chemical structures that give some standard plastics their mechanical strength and other desirable features. Scientific American, 1 Dec. 2019 Polyurethane is a polymer, a large molecule that consists of multiple smaller molecules called monomers. Scottie Andrew, CNN, 30 Mar. 2020 Gel polish is made up of acrylic monomers and oligomers that bond together when placed under UV light. Jenna Rosenstein, Allure, 21 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of monomer

1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for monomer

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The first known use of monomer was in 1914

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“Monomer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monomer. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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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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