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Definition of "macromolecule" []

  • A very large molecule, such as a polymer or protein, consisting of many smaller structural units linked together. Also called supermolecule. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "macromolecule" in a sentence
  • "A macromolecule is a molecule that consists of repeated 'building blocks', that may not be identical."
  • "- "In EF, the force moving the macromolecule is the electric potential, E" (wrong, driving force is an electric field)."
  • "For instance, I saw the word 高分子 (koubunshi) and wanted to find out how it was used in context (it means "macromolecule" and "polymer"), and hit so many Chinese pages, I had to choose the "Japanese" option to be able to find just those pages."