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open chain

open chain

noun

Definition of OPEN CHAIN

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

First Known Use of OPEN CHAIN

1880

open chain

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OPEN CHAIN

:  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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