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A polymer consisting of at least 2 and as many as 100 monomers.

o·lig′o·mer′ic (-mĕr′ĭk) adj.
o·lig′o·mer′i·za′tion n.
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(Chemistry) a compound of relatively low molecular weight containing up to five monomer units. Compare polymer, copolymer
[C20: from oligo- + -mer, as in polymer]
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Determination of Water-Soluble Oligomers. The total reducing sugar (TRS) was quantified using the 3,5-dinitrosalicylic acid (DNS) assay [20].
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