straight chain

noun

Definition of straight chain

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

First Known Use of straight chain

1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of straight chain was in 1890

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“Straight chain.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/straight%20chain. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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straight chain

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Medical Definition of straight chain

: an open chain of atoms having no side chains

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