oligopolymer etymology

English word oligopolymer comes from English polymer, English oligo- (Few.)

Detailed word origin of oligopolymer

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
polymer English (eng) (organic chemistry) A long or larger molecule consisting of a chain or network of many repeating units, formed by chemically bonding together many identical or similar small molecules called monomers. A polymer is formed by polymerization, the joining of many monomer molecules.. A material consisting of such polymer molecules.
oligo- English (eng) Few.
oligopolymer English (eng) A polymer which occurs naturally in crude oil, or in one of its basic refractory components, usually a mixture of 2 or more polymers.

Words with the same origin as oligopolymer

Descendants of polymer
amphipol polyplex
Descendants of oligo-
diphosphooligosaccharide fructooligosaccharide oligoarginine oligochitosan oligochrome oligoclase oligoclonal oligocone oligocrystalline oligodynamic oligolecithal oligomania oligopeptidase oligopeptide oligopetalous oligopotency oligopotent oligopsony oligopyrimidine oligosemy oligosialic oligosilane oligosome oligosymptomatic oligotrophic