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polymer (n.)

a substance built from a large number of simple molecules of the same kind, 1855, probably from German Polymere (Berzelius, 1830), from Greek polymeres "having many parts," from polys "many" (from PIE root *pele- (1) "to fill") + meros "part" (from PIE root *(s)mer- (2) "to get a share of something").

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Definitions of polymer from WordNet

polymer (n.)
a naturally occurring or synthetic compound consisting of large molecules made up of a linked series of repeated simple monomers;
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