Dimer

Definition

noun, plural: dimers

A chemical compound composed of two identical or similar (not necessarily identical) subunits or monomers.

verb

To come together (of two similar subunits) to form a chemical compound.


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Dimers are linked together by a chemical bond. They may be heterodimers or homodimers depending on the nature of subunits forming a compound.


Word origin: Ancient Greek dis (twice) + Ancient Greek meros (part)

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