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A chemical compound or molecule consisting of three identical simpler molecules.

tri·mer′ic (-mĕr′ĭk) adj.
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(Elements & Compounds) a polymer or a molecule of a polymer consisting of three identical monomers
trimeric adj
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(ˈtraɪ mər)

a molecule composed of three identical, simpler molecules.
[1925–30; < Greek trimerḗs having three parts. See tri-, -mer]
tri•mer′ic (-ˈmɛr ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.trimer - a polymer (or a molecule of a polymer) consisting of three identical monomerstrimer - a polymer (or a molecule of a polymer) consisting of three identical monomers
polymer - a naturally occurring or synthetic compound consisting of large molecules made up of a linked series of repeated simple monomers
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Adiponectin is a 28-kDa protein with a collagen-like structure; it circulates predominantly in 3 multimeric forms, i.e., trimer, hexamer, and high-molecular-weight (HMW) [6] multimers (12--and 18-mers), which are evident from size-fractionation (gel filtration, velocity gradient, and gel electrophoresis) and immunoblotting experiments (5).
Special care was taken to properly isolate and quantify the peaks for the cyclic trimer and tetramer.
Identification, determination and biological evaluation of novel styrene trimer in polystyrene container.
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To gauge the relative value of rPET derived polyols for coatings, a representative sampling of various commercial polyols were obtained and formulated into two-component clear coatings using hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) trimer (isocyanurate).
Then, in separate studies, using first cryo-electron microscopy and then X-ray crystallography, the researchers were able to reveal the structure of the Env trimer, how it assembles and how it interacts with broadly neutralizing antibodies that target HIV.