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pol·y·mer

 (pŏl′ə-mər)
n.
Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds of usually high molecular weight consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units, each a relatively light and simple molecule.

[Greek polumerēs, consisting of many parts : polu-, poly- + meros, part; see (s)mer- in Indo-European roots.]

polymer

(ˈpɒlɪmə) or

polymeride

n
(Elements & Compounds) a naturally occurring or synthetic compound, such as starch or Perspex, that has large molecules made up of many relatively simple repeated units. Compare copolymer, oligomer
polymerism n

pol•y•mer

(ˈpɒl ə mər)

n.
a compound of high molecular weight derived either by the addition of many smaller molecules, as polyethylene, or by the condensation of many smaller molecules with the elimination of water, alcohol, or the like, as nylon.
[1865–70; < Greek polymerḗs having many parts. See poly-, -mer]

pol·y·mer

(pŏl′ə-mər)
Any of various chemical compounds made of smaller, identical molecules (called monomers) linked together. Some polymers, like cellulose, occur naturally, while others, like nylon, are artificial. Polymers have extremely high molecular weights, make up many of the tissues of organisms, and are used to make such materials as plastics, concrete, glass, and rubber. ♦ The process by which molecules are linked together to form polymers is called polymerization (pə-lĭm′ər-ĭ-zā′shən).

polymer

A material containing very large molecules which are built up from a series of small basic units (monomers). There can be between hundreds and hundreds of thousands of basic units in a polymer.
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Noun1.polymer - a naturally occurring or synthetic compound consisting of large molecules made up of a linked series of repeated simple monomers
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
deoxyribonucleic acid, desoxyribonucleic acid, DNA - (biochemistry) a long linear polymer found in the nucleus of a cell and formed from nucleotides and shaped like a double helix; associated with the transmission of genetic information; "DNA is the king of molecules"
ribonucleic acid, RNA - (biochemistry) a long linear polymer of nucleotides found in the nucleus but mainly in the cytoplasm of a cell where it is associated with microsomes; it transmits genetic information from DNA to the cytoplasm and controls certain chemical processes in the cell; "ribonucleic acid is the genetic material of some viruses"
synthetic resin - a resin having a polymeric structure; especially a resin in the raw state; used chiefly in plastics
copolymer - a polymer consisting of two or more different monomers
polyurethan, polyurethane - any of various polymers containing the urethane radical; a wide variety of synthetic forms are made and used as adhesives or plastics or paints or rubber
lignin - a complex polymer; the chief constituent of wood other than carbohydrates; binds to cellulose fibers to harden and strengthen cell walls of plants
polyamide, polymeric amide - a polymer containing repeated amide groups
silicone, silicone polymer - any of a large class of siloxanes that are unusually stable over a wide range of temperatures; used in lubricants and adhesives and coatings and synthetic rubber and electrical insulation
trimer - a polymer (or a molecule of a polymer) consisting of three identical monomers
Translations
polümeer
polymeeri
重合体高分子
polymeer
polimer

polymer

[ˈpɒlɪməʳ] Npolímero m

polymer

[ˈpɒlɪmər] npolymère m

polymer

nPolymer nt

polymer

[ˈpɒlɪməʳ] npolimero
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The Parietex[R], Parietex Composite, and Parietene[R] product lines offer implants made of multi-filament polymere with a biological coating designed to improve both hydrophilicity and biocompafibility.
As part of the September 1997 acquisition agreement, OeMV sold its 100% petrochemical unit PCD Polymere to Borealis.
Raw material supplier Borealis, Lyngby, Denmark, recently finalized its acquisition of fiber producer PCD Polymere from Austria-based OMV.

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