straight chain

noun

Definition of straight chain

  1. :  an open chain of atoms having no side chains —usually hyphenated when used attributively

1890

First Known Use of straight chain

1890


Medical Dictionary

straight chain

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noun \ˈstrāt-\

Medical Definition of straight chain

  1. :  an open chain of atoms having no side chains


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