- noun a small organic molecule that can join to others like itself to form a long chain (polymer)
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- noun a relatively simple compound which can react with itself to form a polymer or with other monomers to form a copolymer
- A molecule of low molecular weight capable of reacting with other molecules of low molecular weight to form a polymer.
- A molecule which under the influence of heat, pressure, or catalysts, forms repeating units which together compose a polymer.