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macromolecule Line breaks: macro|mol¦ecule
Pronunciation: /ˌmakrə(ʊ)ˈmɒlɪkjuːl/

Definition of macromolecule in English:


A molecule containing a very large number of atoms, such as a protein, nucleic acid, or synthetic polymer.
Example sentences
  • During these reactions, they are chemically linked forming macromolecules, or polymers, which have large molecular weights.
  • Polyvinyl chloride is a macromolecule that results from the free-radical polymerization of vinyl chloride.
  • Polypropylene is a linear macromolecule, or polymer, composed of repeating units of isopropane.


Pronunciation: /ˌmakrə(ʊ)məˈlɛkjʊlə/
Example sentences
  • Diene elastomers can be recognized by the presence of double bonds in the main chains of the macromolecular molecules.
  • These cosolute molecules bathe and solvate the macromolecular solute as water does.
  • Using a low energy nitrogen laser, Tanaka showed that he could make gaseous clouds of matrix ions carrying macromolecular ions with them.
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