consisting of macromolecules
in which the sequential distribution of the monomeric units
obeys known statistical laws.
An example of a statistical copolymer
is one consisting of macromolecules in which the sequential distribution of monomeric units follows Markovian statistics.
PAC, 1996, 68, 2287
(Glossary of basic terms in polymer science (IUPAC Recommendations 1996))
on page 2301
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