Definition of polymolecular in English:


Pronunciation /ˌpɒlɪməˈlɛkjʊlə/


  • 1(Of a chemical reaction) having an order or a molecularity of more than one; involving more than one molecule in a single step.

  • 2Consisting of or built up from more than one molecule.

  • 3Of, relating to, or designating a film or layer more than one molecule in thickness. Of adsorption: characterized by the formation of such a layer.

  • 4Consisting of macromolecules with similar polymeric structures but different molecular weights or different degrees of polmerization.


Late 19th century. From poly- + molecular, after German polymolekular.