dendrimer

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den·dri·mer

 (dĕn′drə-mər)
n.
A polymer in which the atoms are arranged in many branches and subbranches along a central backbone of carbon atoms, usually extending from a central atom or ring of atoms. Also called cascade molecule.

[dendr(o)- + alteration of (pol)ymer.]

dendrimer

(ˈdɛndrəmə)
n
a type of polymer defined by regular branches from a central monomer, which give it a tree-like molecular structure
Translations
dendrimère
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These carriers include polyamides, dendritic macromolecules, and carbohydrate-containing degradable polyesters.
Frechet, "Control of surface functionality in the synthesis of dendritic macromolecules using the convergent-growth approach," Macromolecules, vol.