octamer etymology

English word octamer comes from English octa- (Eight.), English -mer

Detailed word origin of octamer

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
octa- English (eng) Eight.
-mer English (eng) (chemistry) Used to form words relating to chemical structure, denoting parts of a molecule, for example, monomer (one part), dimer (two parts), polymer (many parts).
octamer English (eng) An oligomer having eight subunits.

Words with the same origin as octamer

Descendants of octa-
octabromo octachlorobiphenyl octachoron octadecagon octadentate octadiene octafluoro octahedral octahydrate octaloop octameric octamethylene octaoxygen octapartite octapeptide octarepeat octastyle octasulfur octasyllabic octatonic octatriene octavalent octomino okta
Descendants of -mer
anomeric atropisomerism concatemer decameric elastomer enantiomeric epimer hexameric homomer ionomeric isomer isomerase isomerize isomeromorphism kmer metamer oligopolymer peplomer polymer structural isomer tautomerism tetramer tetrameric