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monomer (n.)

"compound from which a polymer might be formed," 1914, from mono- + Greek meros "part" (from PIE root *(s)mer- (2) "to get a share of something"). Related: Monomeric.

updated on February 17, 2019

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Definitions of monomer from WordNet

monomer (n.)
a simple compound whose molecules can join together to form polymers;
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