hexamer

noun
hex·​a·​mer | \ ˈhek-sə-mər How to pronounce hexamer (audio) \

Medical Definition of hexamer

1 : a polymer formed from six molecules of a monomer
2 : a structural subunit that is part of a viral capsid and is itself composed of six subunits of similar shape

Other Words from hexamer

hexameric \ ˌhek-​sə-​ˈmer-​ik How to pronounce hexameric (audio) \ adjective

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“Hexamer.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hexamer. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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