decamer
oligomer o*lig"o*mer, n. (Chem.) A molecule composed of a small number of linked monomer units; a short polymer; -- compounds called oligomers have less than one hundred monomer units and usually less than thirty. Oligomers of increasing length are called {dimer}, {trimer}, {tetramer}, {pentamer}, {hexamer}, {heptamer}, {octamer}, {nonamer}, {decamer}, etc. In colloquial laboratory jargon, they may also be referred to as {nine-mer}, {ten-mer}, {eleven-mer}, {twelve-mer}, etc., especially for oligomers of greater than eight units. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Decamer — A decamer is an oligomer composed of ten sub units. See also Decameron (disambiguation) deca , a prefix mer, an affix Categories: Chemistry stubsOligomers …   Wikipedia

  • decamer — noun An oligomer having ten subunits …   Wiktionary

  • dimer — oligomer o*lig o*mer, n. (Chem.) A molecule composed of a small number of linked monomer units; a short polymer; compounds called oligomers have less than one hundred monomer units and usually less than thirty. Oligomers of increasing length are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eleven-mer — oligomer o*lig o*mer, n. (Chem.) A molecule composed of a small number of linked monomer units; a short polymer; compounds called oligomers have less than one hundred monomer units and usually less than thirty. Oligomers of increasing length are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heptamer — oligomer o*lig o*mer, n. (Chem.) A molecule composed of a small number of linked monomer units; a short polymer; compounds called oligomers have less than one hundred monomer units and usually less than thirty. Oligomers of increasing length are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hexamer — oligomer o*lig o*mer, n. (Chem.) A molecule composed of a small number of linked monomer units; a short polymer; compounds called oligomers have less than one hundred monomer units and usually less than thirty. Oligomers of increasing length are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nine-mer — oligomer o*lig o*mer, n. (Chem.) A molecule composed of a small number of linked monomer units; a short polymer; compounds called oligomers have less than one hundred monomer units and usually less than thirty. Oligomers of increasing length are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nonamer — oligomer o*lig o*mer, n. (Chem.) A molecule composed of a small number of linked monomer units; a short polymer; compounds called oligomers have less than one hundred monomer units and usually less than thirty. Oligomers of increasing length are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • octamer — oligomer o*lig o*mer, n. (Chem.) A molecule composed of a small number of linked monomer units; a short polymer; compounds called oligomers have less than one hundred monomer units and usually less than thirty. Oligomers of increasing length are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oligomer — o*lig o*mer, n. (Chem.) A molecule composed of a small number of linked monomer units; a short polymer; compounds called oligomers have less than one hundred monomer units and usually less than thirty. Oligomers of increasing length are called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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