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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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In ULTRA[R] thin-film coatings, different blends of polyaspartics with HDI trimers have been tried to achieve right dry times and individual film properties.
Dimers, trimers, and other pieces of the polymer are also frequently observed.
Reduced influenza viral neutralizing activity of natural human trimers of surfactant protein D.
In Figures 1 and 2 the presence of dimers and trimers can be observed in the resulting gel when distilled water was used as the solvent, as has been found in other studies.
Hyperbranched urethane alkyd-nanosilver (HBUANS)-based coating was prepared by mixing the silver benzoate (1 g) dispersed HBA resin having free hydroxyl groups with the isocyanate trimers (Desmodur N 3390) in an appropriate ratio along with catalysts such as of lead naphthenate (1.
R112C and I164T mutants, associated with hypoadiponectinemia, did not assemble into low-molecularweight trimers, resulting in impaired secretion from the cell (10) associated with type-2 diabetes and obesity.
In addition to the analysis with dimer and trimers, the heat release capacity was predicted for a subset of 70 thermoplastics--63 in training set and 7 in the test set.
By diffraction of the molecular beam at a super-fine transmission grating, the physicist was able to spatially separate the trimers.
Catechin and epicatechin as well as their four isomeric dimers (procyanidins) and five B-type isomeric trimers were discovered in all studied wines without any qualitative difference observed.
2008) 2,5 Thienylene-bridged triangular and linear porphyrin trimers.