Definition of monomeric in US English:

monomeric

adjective

Chemistry
  • See monomer

    • ‘Polymerization is another type of chemical reaction employed in organic synthesis to couple small monomeric units into a much larger chain.’
    • ‘In all cases the monomeric lipid molecule is virtually absent, dimeric or trimeric species predominating in each case.’
    • ‘In red wines oxygen aids in the formation of pigmented tannins with colours that are more permanent than those of monomeric anthocyanins.’
    • ‘These results were ascribed to a self-association process undergone by the monomeric antibiotic molecules within the lipid bilayer.’
    • ‘Polystyrene is a high molecular weight polymer made up of repeating monomeric units of styrene.’

Pronunciation

monomeric

/ˌmɑnəˈmɛrɪk//ˌmänəˈmerik/