macromolecule

macromolecule

[mak-ruh-mol-uh-kyool]
noun Chemistry.
a very large molecule, as a colloidal particle, protein, or especially a polymer, composed of hundreds or thousands of atoms.

Origin:
1885–90; macro- + molecule

macromolecular [mak-roh-muh-lek-yuh-ler] , adjective
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macromolecule (ˌmækrəʊˈmɒlɪˌkjuːl)
 
n
any very large molecule, such as a protein or synthetic polymer
 
macromolecular
 
adj

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macromolecule
1886, from macro- + molecule.
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macromolecule mac·ro·mol·e·cule (māk'rō-mŏl'ĭ-kyōōl')
n.
A very large molecule, such as a protein, consisting of many smaller structural units linked together.

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macromolecule   (māk'rō-mŏl'ĭ-kyl')  Pronunciation Key 
A large molecule, such as a protein, consisting of many smaller molecules linked together.
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