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prim·er1 / ˈprīmər/ • n. a substance used as a preparatory coat on previously unpainted wood, metal, or canvas, esp. to prevent the absorption of subsequent layers of paint or the development of rust. ∎  a cap or cylinder containing a compound that responds to friction or an electrical impulse and ignites the charge in a cartridge or explosive. ∎  a small pump for pumping fuel to prime an internal combustion engine, esp. in an aircraft. ∎  Biochem. a molecule that serves as a starting material for a polymerization process. prim·er2 / ˈprimər/ • n. an elementary textbook that serves as an introduction to a subject of study or is used for teaching children to read.

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primer prayer-book for the laity XIV; first reading-book, orig. containing elements of religious instruction; size of type XVI; elementary text-book XIX. — AN. primer — medL. primārius, -um, sb. uses of m. and n. of L. prīmārius PRIMARY.

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primer A substrate that is required for a polymerization reaction (e.g. the polymerization of DNA or an enzyme) and that is structurally similar to the product of the reaction.

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