supramolecular

adjective

su·​pra·​mo·​lec·​u·​lar ˌsü-prə-mə-ˈle-kyə-lər How to pronounce supramolecular (audio)
-ˌprä-
: more complex than a molecule
also : composed of many molecules

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web These proteins can self-assemble into long chains called supramolecular fibrils when introduced to water. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 15 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of supramolecular was in 1896

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“Supramolecular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supramolecular. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

supramolecular

adjective

su·​pra·​mo·​lec·​u·​lar -mə-ˈlek-yə-lər How to pronounce supramolecular (audio)
: more complex than a molecule
also : composed of many molecules
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