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dalton1

Syllabification: dal·ton
Pronunciation: /ˈdôltn
 
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noun

Chemistry
A unit used in expressing the molecular weight of proteins, equivalent to atomic mass unit.
Example sentences
  • Sterically unhindered because its molecular weight is 527 daltons, Argatroban neutralizes the active serine catalytic site of both free and bound thrombin.
  • Determination of the mass spectrum of LCP-J8 resulted in a calculated molecular weight of 14,158.45 daltons.
  • Lepirudin is composed of 65 or 66 amino acids and has a molecular weight of 7000 daltons.

Origin

1930s: named after John Dalton (see Dalton, John).

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Syllabification: Dal·ton
Pronunciation: /ˈdôltn
 
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A city in northwestern Georgia; population 33,648 (est. 2008).

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