oligomer

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oligomer

[ə′lig·ə·mər]
(organic chemistry)
A molecule made up of a relatively small number of monomer units.
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Multimeric structure of factor VIII/von Willebrand factor in von Willebrand's disease.
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D] may have a greater propensity to form tetramers or larger multimeric structures.