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de·po·ly·mer·ize

or Brit  de*po*ly*mer*ise  vb-ized  or Brit  -ised  -iz*ing  or Brit  -is*ing  vt :  to decompose (macromolecules) into relatively simple compounds (as monomers) <depolymerized nucleic acids>  vi  :  to undergo decomposition into simpler compounds de*po*ly*mer*iza*tion or Brit  de*po*ly*mer*isa*tion  n 
 
 
 
Similar sounding terms:  de·po·lym·er·ase 

 
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