trimer

noun
tri·​mer | \ ˈtrī-mər How to pronounce trimer (audio) \

Definition of trimer

: a polymer formed from three molecules of a monomer

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Other Words from trimer

trimeric \ trī-​ˈmer-​ik How to pronounce trimer (audio) \ adjective

Examples of trimer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Grimm’s team observed a second Efimov trimer made of cesium atoms, reporting the results May 12 in Physical Review Letters. Quanta Magazine, "Physicists Prove Surprising Rule of Threes," 27 May 2014 The ultimate proof would be an observation of consecutive Efimov trimers, each enlarged by a factor of 22.7. Quanta Magazine, "Physicists Prove Surprising Rule of Threes," 27 May 2014 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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First Known Use of trimer

circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trimer

International Scientific Vocabulary

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“Trimer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trimer. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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trimer

noun
tri·​mer | \ ˈtrī-mər How to pronounce trimer (audio) \

Medical Definition of trimer

: a polymer formed from three molecules of a monomer

Other Words from trimer

trimeric \ trī-​ˈmer-​ik How to pronounce trimer (audio) \ adjective

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