from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A polymer in which the atoms are arranged in many branches and subbranches along a central backbone of carbon atoms. Also called cascade molecule.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any polymer or oligomer having branches of atoms strung off of a central spine
- n. A graph formed of branches from a central core
dendr(o)- + alteration of (pol)ymer.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
dendr- + -mer (Wiktionary)