molecular

adjective
mo·​lec·​u·​lar | \ mə-ˈle-kyə-lər How to pronounce molecular (audio) \

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

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Other Words from molecular

molecularly \ mə-​ˈle-​kyə-​lər-​lē How to pronounce molecular (audio) \ adverb

Examples of molecular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dirk Inzé, a molecular biologist at the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology, a Belgian research center, is heartened. Erik Stokstad, Science | AAAS, 26 May 2021 Ben Deverman, a molecular biologist at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard who signed the letter, said that for him, it’s not about pointing fingers. Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2021 One is a blue-haired molecular biologist who designs fashions. Cheryl Hall, Dallas News, 23 May 2021 She is trained as a plant molecular biologist and specializes in crop improvement. Devi Shastri, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 May 2021 Alexander Samuel, a molecular biologist in France, has been investigating similar questions since French protesters began reporting menstrual irregularities. Heather Murphy New York Times, Star Tribune, 3 May 2021 Leading that team was a molecular biologist named Bill Andrews. Megan Molteni, STAT, 3 May 2021 Readers soon learn that Ryland was once a junior high school science teacher who previously worked as a molecular biologist and whose ideas at the time now seem prophetic. Seth Combs Writer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 May 2021 Early on, pinpointing the source of an outbreak can guide the immediate efforts to contain it, Alina Chan, a molecular biologist at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, told me. Marion Renault, The New Republic, 30 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of molecular

1770, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 Jun 2021

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“Molecular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/molecular. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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molecular

adjective
mo·​lec·​u·​lar | \ mə-ˈle-kyə-lər How to pronounce molecular (audio) \

Kids Definition of molecular

: of or relating to a molecule molecular structure

molecular

adjective
mo·​lec·​u·​lar | \ mə-ˈlek-yə-lər How to pronounce molecular (audio) \

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 molar entry 3 sense 2

Other Words from molecular

molecularity \ -​ˌlek-​yə-​ˈlar-​ət-​ē How to pronounce molecular (audio) \ noun, plural molecularities
molecularly \ mə-​ˈlek-​yə-​lər-​lē How to pronounce molecular (audio) \ adverb

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