oligomer

noun
olig·​o·​mer | \ ə-ˈli-gə-mər How to pronounce oligomer (audio) \

Definition of oligomer

: a polymer or polymer intermediate containing relatively few structural units

Other Words from oligomer

oligomeric \ ə-​ˌli-​gə-​ˈmer-​ik How to pronounce oligomer (audio) \ adjective
oligomerization \ ə-​ˌli-​gə-​mə-​rə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce oligomer (audio) \ noun

Examples of oligomer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The title of most harmful form of amyloid goes to what’s known as a toxic oligomer, which is currently undetectable in the living human brain. Sam Gandy, STAT, 17 June 2021 Gel polish is made up of acrylic monomers and oligomers that bond together when placed under UV light. Jenna Rosenstein, Allure, 21 Mar. 2020 Gel polishes are made with a mix of acrylic monomers and oligomers that harden under UV light to create a hard, glossy coat. Halie Lesavage, Harper's BAZAAR, 4 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of oligomer

1952, in the meaning defined above

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“Oligomer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oligomer. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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oligomer

noun
oligo·​mer | \ ə-ˈlig-ə-mər How to pronounce oligomer (audio) \

Medical Definition of oligomer

: a polymer or polymer intermediate containing relatively few structural units

Other Words from oligomer

oligomeric \ -​ˌlig-​ə-​ˈmer-​ik How to pronounce oligomer (audio) \ adjective
oligomerization \ -​mə-​rə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce oligomer (audio) \ noun

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