hexamer

noun

hex·​a·​mer ˈhek-sə-mər How to pronounce hexamer (audio)
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
hexameric adjective

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“Hexamer.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hexamer. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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