Definitions for macromoleculeˌmæk rəˈmɒl əˌkyul

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mac•ro•mol•e•culeˌmæk rəˈmɒl əˌkyul(n.)

  1. a very large molecule, as a colloidal particle, protein, or esp. a polymer, composed of hundreds or thousands of atoms.

    Category: Chemistry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. macromolecule, supermolecule(noun)

    any very large complex molecule; found only in plants and animals


  1. macromolecule(Noun)

    A very large molecule, especially used in reference to large biological polymers (e.g. nucleic acids and proteins).


  1. Macromolecule

    A macromolecule is a very large molecule commonly created by polymerization of smaller subunits. In biochemistry, the term is applied to the three conventional biopolymers, as well as non-polymeric molecules with large molecular mass such as lipids and macrocycles. The individual constituent molecules of macromolecules are called monomers.


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