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English definition of “polymer”

polymer

noun [C] uk   /ˈpɒl.ɪ.mər/ us    /ˈpɑː.lɪ.mɚ/ specialized
a chemical substance consisting of large molecules made from many smaller and simpler molecules: Many polymers, such as nylon, are artificial. Proteins and DNA are natural polymers.Types of chemicalSpecific chemicals, chemical compounds and gasesSubstances and structures in the body
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