Definition of polymerization
1 : a chemical reaction in which two or more molecules combine to form larger molecules that contain repeating structural units — compare association 5
2 : reduplication of parts in an organism
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Setting other work aside, Plunkett began testing the possibilities of polytetrafluoroethylene, eventually figuring out how to reproduce the polymerization process that had occurred accidentally the first time.
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Origin and Etymology of polymerization
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1870See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of polymerization
1: a chemical reaction in which two or more small molecules combine to form larger molecules that contain repeating structural units of the original molecules—compare association 4
2: reduplication of parts in an organism
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