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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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