trimer

noun
tri·​mer | \ˈtrī-mər \

Definition of trimer 

: a polymer formed from three molecules of a monomer

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Other Words from trimer

trimeric \ trī-​ˈmer-​ik \ adjective

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A major challenge to determining the infectious structure is that the glycoprotein is made of three parts, called a trimer. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Progress against virus causing Ebola-like disease," 1 June 2017

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circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

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trimer

noun
tri·​mer | \ˈtrī-mər \

Medical Definition of trimer 

: a polymer formed from three molecules of a monomer

Other Words from trimer

trimeric \ trī-​ˈmer-​ik \ adjective

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