Definition of Macromolecule

1. Noun. Any very large complex molecule; found only in plants and animals.

Exact synonyms: Supermolecule
Generic synonyms: Molecule, Organic Compound
Specialized synonyms: Protein, Carbohydrate, Saccharide, Sugar, Lipid, Lipide, Lipoid, Nucleic Acid
Derivative terms: Macromolecular



Definition of Macromolecule

1. Noun. (context: chemistry biochemistry) A very large molecule, especially used in reference to large biological polymers (e.g. nucleic acids and proteins). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Macromolecule

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Medical Definition of Macromolecule

1. Biological term relating to large molecules including, proteins, nucleic acids and carbohydrates, but probably not phospholipids. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Macromolecule

macromeres
macromerozoite
macromers
macrometabolic
macrometabolism
macrometastases
macrometastasis
macrometeorology
macrominerals
macromixing
macromole
macromolecular
macromolecular chemistry
macromolecularly
macromolecule (current term)
macromolecules
macromoles
macromonocyte
macromonomer
macromonomeric
macromonomers
macromorphological
macromorphologies
macromorphology
macromyeloblast
macron
macron below
macronormoblast
macronormochromoblast

Literary usage of Macromolecule

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Smokeless Tobacco Or Health: An International Perspective by DIANE Publishing Company (1993)
"Within the receptor macromolecule, certain receptor subunits bind nicotine ... The receptor macromolecule also presents a target for endogenous substances ..."

2. The Never-ceasing Search by Francis Otto Schmitt (1990)
"If a region or site in a protein macromolecule or cluster of macromolecules undergoes a change of state, such as a change of its configuration, ..."

3. Exploring Organic Environments in the Solar System by National Research Council (U.S.) (2007)
"A molecule of water is released for each ester or amide link that is formed. natural macromolecule, kerogen, forms from the condensation of algal and ..."

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