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A molecule that can combine with other molecules to form a polymer.
mon′o·mer′ic (-mĕr′ĭk) adj.
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(Chemistry) chem a compound whose molecules can join together to form a polymer
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mon•o•mer(ˈmɒn ə mər)
a molecule of low molecular weight capable of reacting with other molecules of low molecular weight to form a polymer.
mon`o•mer′ic (-ˈmɛr ɪk) adj.
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A molecule that can combine with others of the same kind to form a polymer. Glucose molecules, for example, are monomers that can combine to form the polymer cellulose.
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A basic unit from which a polymer is made.
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