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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The bonding of two or more monomers to form a polymer.
  • n. A chemical process that effects this bonding.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The chemical process, normally with the aid of a catalyst, to form a polymer by bonding together multiple identical units (monomers).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of changing to a polymeric form; the condition resulting from such change.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The apparent fusion or union of two or more molecules of a compound, forming a more complex molecule with a higher atomic weight and somewhat different physical and chemical properties. Also spelled polymerisation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a chemical process that combines several monomers to form a polymer or polymeric compound

Etymologies

polymerize +‎ -ation (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In the next step, known as polymerization, the VCM molecule forms chains, converting the gas into a fine, white powder †"vinyl resin â€" which becomes the basis for the final process, compounding.

    TreeHugger

  • Until now PLA has been produced in a two-step fermentation and chemical process of polymerization, which is both complex and expensive.

    Science Blog - Science news straight from the source

  • Until now PLA has been produced in a two-step fermentation and chemical process of polymerization, which is complex and expensive.

    Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

  • Until now, PLA has been produced in a two-step fermentation and chemical process of polymerization, which is both complex and expensive.

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  • It is produced naturally in the purple flowers of meadow saffron (Colchium autumnale), whose seeds contain up to 0.8 percent colchicine. 1 This drug binds tublin and prevents its polymerization into microtubles. 2 Thus, it alters cellular division, intracellular transport, nuclear structure and cytoplasmic motility. 3 In gout, colchicine decreases the inflammatory response to urate crystals in joint tissues.

    Colchicine Poisoning

  • Identification of structure-based antisickling peptides that inhibit Hb S polymerization

    Sickle cell disease research at The Children's Hospital

  • This study explores the role of various amino acids within the hemoglobin molecule involved in polymerization; the ultimate goal is to develop agents, which could include peptides, that inhibit polymerization.

    Sickle cell disease research at The Children's Hospital

  • "Sulforaphane inhibits human mcf-7 mammary cancer cell mitotic progression and tubulin polymerization."

    Dr. Richard Palmquist: Green Veterinary Medicine: Veggies for Pets

  • Matzke this ring is placed just so mentally cope, has so he can use it later as the basis for the further polymerization of Adhäsinproteinen to form a flagellum.

    Flagellum evolution -- how's your German? - The Panda's Thumb

  • In intro bio (which I took almost forty years ago) we were told that the reason that methionine is the universal "start" amino acid (among prokaryotes) is that it can be modified in such a way (by the addition of an aldehyde functional group, yielding N-formylmethionine) as to set the direction of polymerization by limiting the addition of new amino acids to one end of the growing polypeptide chain.

    Always finish what you start…

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