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

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Medical Dictionary

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

Learn More about structural formula


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up structural formula? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to oppose successfully

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Eponym Quiz

  • rubens-painting
  • Which is the best synonym of bowdlerize?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!