Oligomer vs Protomer - What's the difference?

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In chemistry|lang=en terms the difference between oligomer and protomer

is that oligomer is (chemistry) a compound intermediate between a monomer and a polymer, normally having a specified number of units between about five and a hundred while protomer is (chemistry) any prototropic tautomer.

As nouns the difference between oligomer and protomer

is that oligomer is (chemistry) a compound intermediate between a monomer and a polymer, normally having a specified number of units between about five and a hundred while protomer is (chemistry) any prototropic tautomer or protomer can be (biochemistry) any of the subunits that constitute an oligomeric protein.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

oligomer

Noun

(en noun)
  • (chemistry) A compound intermediate between a monomer and a polymer, normally having a specified number of units between about five and a hundred.
  • Derived terms

    * oligomeric

    See also

    * monomer * dimer * trimer * tetramer * pentamer * hexamer * heptamer * octamer * nonamer * decamer * undecamer * dodecamer * tridecamer * tetradecamer * pentadecamer * hexadecamer * heptadecamer * octadecamer * nonadecamer * eicosamer

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    protomer

    English

    Etymology 1

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (chemistry) Any prototropic tautomer.
  • Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (biochemistry) Any of the subunits that constitute an oligomeric protein.
  • Derived terms
    * interprotomer

    References

    *OED 2nd edition 1989

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