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di·mer

 (dī′mər)
n.
A chemical compound or molecule consisting of two identical simpler molecules.


di·mer′ic (dī-mĕr′ĭk) adj.

dimer

(ˈdaɪmə)
n
(Chemistry) chem
a. a molecule composed of two identical simpler molecules (monomers)
b. a compound consisting of dimers
[C20: from di-1 + -mer]

di•mer

(ˈdaɪ mər)

n.
1. a molecule composed of two identical, simpler molecules.
2. a polymer derived from two identical monomers.
[1905–10]
di•mer′ic (-ˈmɛr ɪk) adj.

di·mer

(dī′mər)
Any of various chemical compounds made of two smaller, identical molecules (called monomers) that are linked together.
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Noun1.dimer - a compound whose molecules are composed of two identical monomersdimer - a compound whose molecules are composed of two identical monomers
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
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However, extension occurs only when the primer has bound the matched target, ensuring any imperfect hybridization dimers will not amplify.
Under exposure to the light, the dimers split into monomers, and the conductivity rose.
In conjunction, APG-1387, which is being administered to patients once a week, is a dimer inhibitor that binds both IAP protein monomers and dimers, which overcomes the drawbacks of the existing drugs which cannot act on the dimer of the IAP protein.
Wetting mechanism of alkyl ketene dimers on cellulose films.
D- dimers level more than 200ng/ml were considered to show increased fibrinolysis.
Often, dimers of 2-methoxyphenols exert higher biological activities compared to the corresponding monomer in virtue of the improved capacity to form stable radicals and to interact with a large set of proteins [36-40].
Figure 1 shows the results of SV-AUC analysis of bovine IgG in formulation buffers A, B and C, from left to right, respectively, and Table 1 shows the relative abundance of monomers to dimers of bovine IgG in the three formulations as determined by calculating the integrated areas of the C(s) distributions obtained by fitting the SV-AUC data with SEDFIT software.
This contract includes 8 lots, namely - Lot 1: Ionic Monomers hyperosmolar ioxitalamique acid,- Lot 2: Monomers or nonionic dimer low osmolality concentration of less than 350 mg / ml,- Lot 3: Monomers or nonionic dimer low osmolality concentration equal to 350 mg / ml,- Lot 4: Monomers or nonionic dimer low osmolality concentration greater than 350 mg / ml,- Lot 5: ionic dimers low osmolality- Lot 6: Derivatives macrocyclic gadolinium concentrations of 1 mmol / ml,- Lot 7: Derivatives macrocyclic gadolinium concentrations of 0.
The tetrameric enzyme is a dimer of dimers, with higher dissociation energy for the dimers than for its assembly.
Given a taut dimer configuration m, let c(m) denote the number of loops in m and define c(m; i, j, k) := L(i, j, k) - 2 - d(m; i, j, k) where L(i, j, k) is the number of edges in the face (i, j, k) and d(m; i, j, k) is the number of dimers lying along the face (i, j, k) in the matching m.
Once the Caltech researchers had linked two CV-Ns together, they wanted to know if the enhanced ability of their engineered dimers to ward off HIV was related to the availability of additional binding sites.
Rationally designed chiral sulfonamide cinnamic acids readily form robust supramolecular dimers via the complementary features of non-bonded contacts and molecular shape.