macromolecule

noun
mac·​ro·​mol·​e·​cule | \ ˌma-krō-ˈmä-li-ˌkyü(ə)l How to pronounce macromolecule (audio) \

Definition of macromolecule

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

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Other Words from macromolecule

macromolecular \ ˌma-​krō-​mə-​ˈle-​kyə-​lər How to pronounce macromolecular (audio) \ adjective

Examples of macromolecule in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last year, the Curiosity rover identified two sites flush with complex organic macromolecules that resemble the goopy building blocks of oil on Earth. Daniel Clery, Science | AAAS, "Bold space mission to bring back rocks from Mars takes shape," 21 Nov. 2019 Quantum theory works extremely well at the scale of photons, electrons, atoms, molecules, even macromolecules. Wired, "A New Quantum Paradox Flags Errors in Our View of Reality," 9 Dec. 2018 Quantum theory works extremely well at the scale of photons, electrons, atoms, molecules, even macromolecules. Wired, "A New Quantum Paradox Flags Errors in Our View of Reality," 9 Dec. 2018 Quantum theory works extremely well at the scale of photons, electrons, atoms, molecules, even macromolecules. Wired, "A New Quantum Paradox Flags Errors in Our View of Reality," 9 Dec. 2018 Quantum theory works extremely well at the scale of photons, electrons, atoms, molecules, even macromolecules. Wired, "A New Quantum Paradox Flags Errors in Our View of Reality," 9 Dec. 2018 Quantum theory works extremely well at the scale of photons, electrons, atoms, molecules, even macromolecules. Wired, "A New Quantum Paradox Flags Errors in Our View of Reality," 9 Dec. 2018 Quantum theory works extremely well at the scale of photons, electrons, atoms, molecules, even macromolecules. Wired, "A New Quantum Paradox Flags Errors in Our View of Reality," 9 Dec. 2018 Last year, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was given in part to Frances H. Arnold, who for decades has been studying macromolecules known as enzymes. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "We're All Born from the Same 20 Amino Acids, So Can't We All Just Get Along?," 2 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of macromolecule

1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for macromolecule

borrowed from German Makromolekel (later Makromolekül), from makro- macro- + Molekel, Molekül molecule

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The first known use of macromolecule was in 1924

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“Macromolecule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/macromolecule. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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macromolecule

noun
mac·​ro·​mol·​e·​cule | \ ˌmak-rō-ˈmäl-i-ˌkyü(ə)l How to pronounce macromolecule (audio) \

Medical Definition of macromolecule

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

Other Words from macromolecule

macromolecular \ -​mə-​ˈlek-​yə-​lər How to pronounce macromolecular (audio) \ adjective

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