Entry from British & World English dictionary
A molecule that is involved in the maintenance and metabolic processes of living organisms.
- I typed it out as I was thinking about how some major classes of biomolecules - protein, carbohydrate, lipid, and nucleic acid - are perceived.
- In its extreme forms, this approach takes organic synthesis as the means rather than a prerequisite, and views complex biomolecules like DNA and proteins as symptoms of life rather than its cause.
- A knowledge of the proteins and other biomolecules that genes control is the other half.
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