long-chain

adjective
\ ˈlȯŋ-ˈchān How to pronounce long-chain (audio) \

Definition of long-chain

: having a relatively long chain of atoms and especially carbon atoms in the molecule long-chain hydrocarbons

First Known Use of long-chain

1898, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of long-chain was in 1898

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“Long-chain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long-chain. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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long-chain

adjective

Medical Definition of long-chain

: having a relatively long chain of atoms and especially carbon atoms in the molecule long-chain hydrocarbons

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