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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A simple compound whose molecules can join together to form polymers.

Usage examples (36)
  • The monomer is specific for every polymer and determines the name of the substance.
  • "A fliD-deficient mutant becomes non-motile because it lacks flagellar filaments and leaks flagellin monomer out into the medium."
  • BPA is a "monomer" that can be polymerized into polycarbonate plastic.
  • BPA is a "monomer" that is used in the chemical polymerization of polycarbonate. for more
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