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 homodimer (audio) \ adjective

Learn More about homodimer

Cite this Entry

“Homodimer.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/homodimer. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Dog Breeds

True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!