structural formula

noun

Definition of structural formula

: an expanded molecular formula showing the arrangement within the molecule of atoms and of bonds

First Known Use of structural formula

1868, in the meaning defined above

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structural formula

noun

Medical Definition of structural formula

: an expanded molecular formula (as H-O-H for water) showing the arrangement within the molecule of atoms and of bonds

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