ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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(NFPA 49) A simple molecule that is capable of combining with a number of other molecules to form a polymer.


The basic subunit from which, by repetition of a single reaction, polymers are made. For example, amino acids (monomers) condense to yield polypeptides or proteins (polymers).

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