A synthetic polymer with a branching, treelike structure.
- The nanoparticle system used by Baker's lab is based on dendrimers, star-like synthetic polymers that can carry a vast array of molecules on the ends of their arms.
- Highly branched stilbene dendrimers were synthesized and their photochemical behavior was studied.
- The drug delivery vehicle used by the scientists is a manmade polymer molecule called a dendrimer.
1990s: from Greek dendron 'tree' + -i- + -mer.
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