Definition of oligomer in English:


Line breaks: oligo|mer
Pronunciation: /əˈlɪgəmə
, ˈɒlɪg-/


  • A polymer whose molecules consist of relatively few repeating units.
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    • Condensed tannins are oligomers and polymers of flavonoid units linked by carbon-carbon bonds, which are not susceptible to hydrolysis.
    • Proanthocyanidin mixtures from grapes are a combination of dimers, trimers, tetramers, oligomers, and polymers.
    • The result may be low molecular weight, broad molecular weight distribution, or the presence of nonreacted monomers or oligomers with very low molecular weights.

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