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Cellulose is a natural polymer.
  a compound consisting of large molecules made up of a linked series of repeated smaller molecules (simple monomers)
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  • Cellulose is a natural polymer.
  • It was constructed of an elasticated foil polymer on a multi-hinged fibreglass skeleton.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • He noticed how shiny her skin was, like some sort of polymer plastic stretched tightly over stone.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Most plastics, nylon, rayon, plant cellulose, and even glycogen in the human body were polymers.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain

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  • The medication in Dylar is encased in a polymer membrane.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • A groundcar with its camouflage polymer inert and a military EMV modified with hoverfans for Hyperion’s weak magnetic field were crossing the damp hardpan.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The animal fats and polymers that blend to make this word.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • It looked to be some sort of polymer and was sort of scratched and worn.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Woven carbon thread ran slowly through the press, which sandwiched it between polymer sheets.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • Polymer gel electrolyte with Teflon.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons

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  • They have polymer packed in their gums.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Two lanes of truck and hover traffic, ill most of it military green or shrouded with inactive camouflage polymer, moved sluggishly in both directions.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Darkness and chameleon-polymer hulls had hidden them we!!
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • They saw a prostitute whose silicone breasts had leaked, ruptured and finally exploded one day, sending a polymer whiplash across the face of the man on top of her, and she was unemployed now, living in a room the size of a playpen.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • The medicine then passes out of the polymer tablet through a single small hole.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Back in the shillelagh days, there were no fancy polymer harnesses, no auto thrusters and certainly no external monitors.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • But what happens to the polymer tablet after the medication is pumped out of it?
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Root tilted his polymer wings, hugging the underside of a fogbank.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Lasers, polymers.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • The pill itself silently self-destructing in a tiny inward burst, a polymer implosion, discreet and precise and considerate.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • A wafer-thin strip of reflective polymer curtained from the ceiling to serve as a mirror.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • It’s a polymer that has some of the same characteristics as human tissue.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • "A depolymerized polymer," the biochemist said, smacking his lips with satisfaction.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • A polymer was a repeating molecule, built up from thousands of the same units, like a stack of dominos.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • What kind of polymer?
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • His mouth was awash in regurgitated Dylar foam, half chewed tablets, fly speck shards of polymer.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • He was in full battle armor, camouflage polymer not yet activated so the suit looked matte black, absorbing even the light from above.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • A polymer of the plastic used on the air hose of the Phantom jet.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • A polymer, depolymerized.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
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Associated words [difficulty]:   polymer [6] , ion [4] , isotope [7] , atomic number [8] , cation [8] , free radical [9]
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