Definition of Molecular biology

1. Noun. The branch of biology that studies the structure and activity of macromolecules essential to life (and especially with their genetic role).

Examples of category: Cistron, Factor, Gene
Generic synonyms: Biological Science, Biology
Specialized synonyms: Biotech, Biotechnology

Definition of Molecular biology

1. Noun. (biology biochemistry) the branch of biology that studies the macromolecules of life, such as proteins, lipoproteins and nucleic acids ¹

2. Noun. (genetics) the branch of biology studies the manipulation of genetic sequence of DNA ¹

3. Noun. (genetics) the technology of gene manipulation ¹

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Medical Definition of Molecular biology

1. The study of the biochemistry of cells, it is closely linked to cell biology, in particular the biochemistry of DNA and cogeners. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Molecular Biology

mole salamander
molecular beam epitaxy
molecular behaviour
molecular biologist
molecular biology (current term)
molecular biophysics
molecular chaperones
molecular clock
molecular cloning
molecular cloud
molecular clouds
molecular conformation
molecular dipole
molecular disease
molecular dispersed solution
molecular dispersion
molecular dissociation theory
molecular distillation
molecular engineering

Literary usage of Molecular biology

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1. The Never-ceasing Search by Francis Otto Schmitt (1990)
"X. molecular biology Actively Explored—MIT, Post-War Years During the war, teaching went on both for undergraduates and for graduate students. ..."

2. Molecular Neurobiology: Proceedings of the 2nd NIMH Conference by Steven Zalcman (1995)
"... Use of molecular biology to Define the Molecular Basis of CNS Depressants GR Breese, AL Morrow, HE Criswell, PE Simson, TJ. McCown, and GE Duncan Brain ..."

3. Computational Biology: Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science edited by Conrad Burns (1996)
"In the past decade, and especially in the past five years, Computational Biology has emerged as an analog to the development of molecular biology as a ..."

4. Useful Knowledge: The American Philosophical Society Millennium Program by Alexander G. Bearn, American Philosophical Society (1999)
"... The molecular biology of Huntington's Disease or in Science Curiosity Pays *—At Least Sometimes* MAX F. PERUTZ Former Chairman, Medical Research Council ..."

5. Pan-Organizational Summit on the U.S. Science and Engineering Workforce by Marye Anne Fox, ( (2003)
"... Seen Essential to US Biotechnology Stephen Dahms American Society for Biochemistry and molecular biology (ASBMB) The scarcity of skilled technicians is ..."

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