Definitions for "Condensation reaction"
A chemical reaction in which water is eliminated. All biopolymers such as DNA, RNA, polysaccharides, globular proteins, fibrous proteins, cell wall components etc are formed in condensation reactions. The reaction is easily reversed by addition of water to the polymer. This is called hydrolysis. Thus the degradation of biopolymers is a hydrolysis reaction. More information.
Originally meant a reaction which gave off a molecule of water for each molecule of product, but now extended to mean a reaction that gives off a molecule of any kind of 'by-product' per molecule of product.
polymerization of monomers in which two or more molecules combine, resulting in the production of water or some other simple substance