macromolecule

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noun mac·ro·mol·e·cule \ˌma-krō-ˈmä-li-ˌkyü(ə)l\

Definition of macromolecule

  1. :  a very large molecule (as of a protein or rubber)

macromolecular

play \-mə-ˈle-kyə-lər\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of macromolecule

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1929


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macromolecule

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noun mac·ro·mol·e·cule \ˌmak-rō-ˈmäl-i-ˌkyü(ə)l\

Medical Definition of macromolecule

  1. :  a very large molecule (as of a protein, nucleic acid, or rubber) built up from smaller chemical structures—compare micromolecule

macromolecular

\-mə-ˈlek-yə-lər\play adjective

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