Definition of dendrimer in English:


Line breaks: den|dri¦mer
Pronunciation: /ˈdɛndrɪmə


  • A synthetic polymer with a branching, tree-like structure.
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    • 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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