molecular

adjective mo·lec·u·lar \ mə-ˈle-kyə-lər \
Updated on: 9 May 2018

Definition of molecular

1 : of, relating to, consisting of, or produced by molecules
  • molecular oxygen
2 : of or relating to individual or small components
  • a molecular view of the American Civil War

molecularly

play \-lē\ adverb

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First Known Use of molecular

1770

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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MOLECULAR Defined for Kids

molecular

adjective mo·lec·u·lar \ mə-ˈle-kyə-lər \

Definition of molecular for Students

: of or relating to a molecule
  • molecular structure

Medical Dictionary

molecular

adjective mo·lec·u·lar \ mə-ˈlek-yə-lər \

medical Definition of molecular

1 : of, relating to, consisting of, or produced by molecules
  • molecular oxygen
2 : relating to or emphasizing individual responses or structures of behavior
  • proceed by more and more detailed analysis to the molecular facts of perception
  • —G. A. Miller
— compare 3molar 2

molecularity

play \-ˌlek-yə-ˈlar-ət-ē\ noun, plural -ties

molecularly

play \mə-ˈlek-yə-lər-lē\ adverb


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