Definition of tetramer in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtɛtrəmə/


A polymer comprising four monomer units.
Example sentences
  • Proanthocyanidin mixtures from grapes are a combination of dimers, trimers, tetramers, oligomers, and polymers.
  • This analysis also explains why most repressers and activators bind as dimers and tetramers, not trimers or pentamers.
  • Numerous studies suggest that the smallest multimer with full catalytic activity is a tetramer or an octamer.



Example sentences
  • It is important to note that, in contrast to coral GFP-like proteins, the new Hydrozoa fluorescent proteins are dimeric rather than tetrameric, whereas the new chromoprotein appears to be a monomer.
  • Vertebrate hemoglobins are tetrameric molecules comprised of two distinct polypeptide chains.
  • For example, plant monomeric forms, composed only of catalytic subunits, are relatively common in plant species and coexist with higher molecular weight forms (presumably tetrameric, according to its molecular size).

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