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molecular biology

Syllabification: mo·lec·u·lar bi·ol·o·gy

Definition of molecular biology in English:

noun

The branch of biology that deals with the structure and function of the macromolecules (e.g., proteins and nucleic acids) essential to life.
Example sentences
  • A central paradigm of molecular biology is that a protein's structure is determined by its amino acid sequence.
  • It has become an integral and essential element of biotechnology and molecular biology, transforming the very way in which modern biology is conducted.
  • There has been an explosion in our understanding of the biology and molecular biology of lung cancer over the past decade.

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