oligomer

noun
olig·o·mer | \ ə-ˈli-gə-mər \

Definition of oligomer 

: a polymer or polymer intermediate containing relatively few structural units

Other words from oligomer

oligomeric \ə-ˌli-gə-ˈmer-ik \ adjective
oligomerization \ə-ˌli-gə-mə-rə-ˈzā-shən \ noun

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1952, in the meaning defined above

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oligomer

noun
oligo·mer | \ ə-ˈlig-ə-mər \

Medical Definition of oligomer 

: a polymer or polymer intermediate containing relatively few structural units

Other words from oligomer

oligomeric \-ˌlig-ə-ˈmer-ik \ adjective
oligomerization \-mə-rə-ˈzā-shən \ noun

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