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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