Polymerism



[puh-lim-uh-riz-uh m, pol-uh-muh-] /pəˈlɪm əˌrɪz əm, ˈpɒl ə mə-/

noun
1.
Chemistry. a polymeric state.
2.
Biology, Botany. a polymerous state.

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