tetramer

noun
tet·ra·mer | \ˈte-trə-mər \

Definition of tetramer 

: a molecule (such as an enzyme or a polymer) that consists of four structural subunits (such as peptide chains or condensed monomers)

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Other Words from tetramer

tetrameric \ˌte-trə-ˈmer-ik \ adjective

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The group might also be able to make foursomes of such atoms, known as tetramers, says Maren Mossman, a physicist at Washington State University in Pullman. Elizabeth Gibney, Scientific American, "Universe’s Coolest Lab Set to Open Quantum World," 9 May 2018 To tag immune cells carrying receptors for alder pollen, the team added customized fluorescent proteins known as MHCII tetramers to the patients’ blood samples. Mitch Leslie, Science | AAAS, "Got allergies? Scientists may have finally pinpointed the cells that trigger reactions," 2 Aug. 2017

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1929, in the meaning defined above

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tetramer

noun
tet·ra·mer | \ˈte-trə-mər \

Medical Definition of tetramer 

: a molecule (as an enzyme or a polymer) that consists of four structural subunits (as peptide chains or condensed monomers)

Other Words from tetramer

tetrameric \ˌte-trə-ˈmer-ik \ adjective

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