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A polymer of two or more different monomers.

co·pol′y·mer′ic (-mĕr′ĭk) adj.
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(Chemistry) a chemical compound of high molecular weight formed by uniting the molecules of two or more different compounds (monomers). Compare polymer, oligomer
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(koʊˈpɒl ə mər)

a chemical compound of high molecular weight produced by polymerizing two or more different monomers.
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Noun1.copolymer - a polymer consisting of two or more different monomers
polymer - a naturally occurring or synthetic compound consisting of large molecules made up of a linked series of repeated simple monomers
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This fact made the 13C- NMR analysis a clear-cut evidence for the structure of the alternating polymer. The signal of the terminal methylene carbon atoms of cyclohexanedimethylene unit (denoted 1) in the structure below, attached to the oxygen of the oxalate appeared at I' = 71.5 ppm.
The researchers solved the problem through a combination of alternating polymer coatings that surround inner cores of sugar and the drug.
An increase in the interlayer spacing is usually indicative of an intercalated structure consisting of alternating polymer matrix and layered silicate clay.

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