Associations to the word «Polymer»

Wiktionary

POLYMER, noun. (organic chemistry) A long or larger molecule consisting of a chain or network of many repeating units, formed by chemically bonding together many identical or similar small molecules called monomers. A polymer is formed by polymerization, the joining of many monomer molecules.
POLYMER, noun. A material consisting of such polymer molecules.

Dictionary definition

POLYMER, noun. A naturally occurring or synthetic compound consisting of large molecules made up of a linked series of repeated simple monomers.

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke