homodimer

noun
ho·​mo·​di·​mer | \ -ˈdī-mər How to pronounce homodimer (audio) \

Medical Definition of homodimer

: a protein composed of two polypeptide chains that are identical in the order, number, and kind of their amino acid residues

Other Words from homodimer

homodimeric \ -​dī-​ˈmer-​ik How to pronounce homodimeric (audio) \ adjective

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“Homodimer.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/homodimer. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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