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

tri·mer′ic (-mĕr′ĭk) adj.


(Elements & Compounds) a polymer or a molecule of a polymer consisting of three identical monomers
trimeric adj


(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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The project team includes experts from SRI International (USA), SINTEF (Norway), Technical University of Denmark (Denmark), OLI Systems (USA), and Trimeric Corporation (USA), representing premier research organizations, academia, and industry.
Part of what makes HIV such a difficult virus to combat is its ability to furiously mutate the trimeric envelope protein on its outer surface.
Tetraspanins CD9 and CD81 are molecular partners of trimeric FcsRI on human antigen-presenting cells.
2 [Angstrom] resolution, and their findings revealed three well-defined active site cavities within the membrane-spanning region in each monomer interface of the trimeric structure (Fig.
This is in contrast to terrestrial isopods where heteroplasmy has been retained and linearly inherited due to the unique trimeric genomic organization of the mitochondria of these organisms, but there is still a clear retention of purifying selection and heteroplasmy has been limited to one tRNA locus (Doublet et al.
DNA typing and genetic mapping with trimeric and tetrameric tandem repeats, Am.
Accordingly, assays may measure both monomeric and trimeric PINPs (total PINP) or just trimeric PINP (intact PINP).
BtaE, an adhesin that belongs to the trimeric autotransporter family, is required for full virulence and defines a specific adhesive pole of Brucella suis.
The E6 protein is thought to promote cell proliferation by stimulating degradation of the tumor suppressor p53 protein via the formation of a trimeric complex comprising E6, p53 and the cellular ubiquitination enzyme E6-AP.
Thus, it can be deduced that the lignan glycoside exerted a potent inhibition of the TNF-[alpha] via the formation of an intermediate complex between the intact trimeric cytokine subunits and the compound, resulting in an accelerated dismantling rate of its subunits.
Cooperative uptake of microcin E492 by receptors FepA, Fiu, and Cir and inhibition by the siderophore enterochelin and its dimeric and trimeric hydrolysis products.