AskDefine | Define dimer

Dictionary Definition

dimer n : a compound whose molecules are composed of two identical monomers

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  1. A molecule consisting of two identical halves, formed by joining two identical molecules, sometimes with a single atom acting as a bridge.


a molecule consisting of two identical halves
  • Italian: dimero

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Extensive Definition

A dimer is a chemical or biological entity consisting of two subunits called monomers, which are held together by either intramolecular forces (covalent bonds) or weaker intermolecular forces.
dimer in Arabic: ثنائي الوحدات
dimer in German: Dimer
dimer in Spanish: Dímero
dimer in French: Dimère
dimer in Korean: 이합체
dimer in Indonesian: Dimer
dimer in Italian: Dimero
dimer in Hebrew: דימר
dimer in Dutch: Dimeer
dimer in Japanese: 二量体
dimer in Occitan (post 1500): Dimèr
dimer in Polish: Dimery
dimer in Portuguese: Dímero
dimer in Russian: Димер
dimer in Tamil: இருபடிச் சேர்மம்
dimer in Chinese: 雙體
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