Simple Definition of molecule
: the smallest possible amount of a particular substance that has all the characteristics of that substance
: a very small amount of something
Full Definition of molecule
1 : the smallest particle of a substance that retains all the properties of the substance and is composed of one or more atoms
2 : a tiny bit : particle
Examples of molecule
There is not a molecule of evidence to support these charges.
<not a molecule of sense in that girl>
Origin of molecule
French molécule, from New Latin molecula, diminutive of Latin moles mass
First Known Use: 1794
Rhymes with molecule
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MOLECULE Defined for Kids
Definition of molecule
: the smallest portion of a substance having the properties of the substance <a molecule of water>
Medical Definition of molecule
: the smallest particle of a substance that retains all the properties of the substance and is composed of one or more atoms
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