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A polymer consisting of four identical monomers.

tet′ra·mer′ic (-mĕr′ĭk) adj.
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(Chemistry) a four-molecule polymer
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Thermotoga neapolitana homotetrameric xylose isomerase is expressed as a catalytically active and thermostable dimer in Escherichia coli.