Molecular bi ology

molecular biology

noun
the branch of biology that deals with the nature of biological phenomena at the molecular level through the study of DNA and RNA, proteins, and other macromolecules involved in genetic information and cell function, characteristically making use of advanced tools and techniques of separation, manipulation, imaging, and analysis.
Also called new biology.


Origin:
1935–40

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molecular biology
 
n
the study of biological phenomena at the molecular level

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molecular biology n.
The branch of biology that deals with the formation, structure, and activity of macromolecules essential to life, such as nucleic acids, and especially with their role in cell replication and the transmission of genetic information.

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molecular biology   (mə-lěk'yə-lər)  Pronunciation Key 
The branch of biology that deals with the formation, structure, and function of macromolecules essential to life, such as nucleic acids and proteins, including their roles in cell replication and the transmission of genetic information.
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molecular biology [(muh-lek-yuh-luhr)]

The branch of science devoted to studies of the structure, function, and reactions of DNA, RNA, proteins, and other molecules involved in the life processes.

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