(?), n. [Cf.L. octameter in eight feet. See Octa-, and meter.] 1. (Pros.) A verse containing eight feet; as, --

Deep in|to the | darkness | peering, | long I | stood there | wond'ring, | fearing.
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2. (Chem.) A molecule composed of eight monomer units bound to each other, usually in a linear array; as, an octomer formed of nucleotides is called an octonucleotide.


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