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lateral chain

noun, Chemistry

side chain

noun, Chemistry
an open chain of atoms attached to an atom of a larger chain, or to a ring.
Also called lateral chain.
Origin of side chain
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for lateral chain

side chain

(chem) a group of atoms bound to an atom, usually a carbon, that forms part of a larger chain or ring in a molecule
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lateral chain in Medicine

side chain n.
A linear group of atoms linked to a benzene ring or to any cyclic chain compound.

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lateral chain in Science
side chain
A chain or ring in an organic molecule that branches off from a central structure or from a part that is a point of reference.
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