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

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Other Words from oligomer

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

Examples of oligomer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gel polish is made up of acrylic monomers and oligomers that bond together when placed under UV light. Jenna Rosenstein, Allure, "Ultimate Gel Manicure Guide: Risks, Benefits, & How Long They Really Last," 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, "Shellac Nails Versus Gel Manicures, Explained," 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 4 Aug. 2020.

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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 oligomeric (audio) \ adjective
oligomerization \ -​mə-​rə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce oligomerization (audio) \ noun

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