structural formula

noun

Definition of structural formula

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

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1868, in the meaning defined above

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“Structural formula.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/structural%20formula. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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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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