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open chain

noun

Definition of open chain

  1. :  an arrangement of atoms represented in a structural formula by a chain whose ends are not joined so as to form a ring



1880

First Known Use of open chain

1880


Medical Dictionary

open chain

noun

Medical Definition of open chain

  1. :  an arrangement of atoms represented in a structural formula by a chain whose ends are not joined so as to form a ring




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