homopolymer


homopolymer

homopolymer [hoh-muh-pol-uh-mer, hom-uh-] Word Origin noun Chemistry.

  1. a polymer consisting of a single species of monomer, as polyadenylic acid or polyglutamic acid.

Origin of homopolymer First recorded in 1945–50; homo- + polymer homopolymer in Medicine homopolymer [hō′mə-pŏl′ə-mər] n.

  1. A polymer composed of identical monomeric units.

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