macromolecule


macromolecule
A molecule of colloidal size; e.g., proteins, polynucleic acids, polysaccharides.

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mac·ro·mol·e·cule .mak-rō-'mäl-i-.kyü(ə)l n a very large molecule (as of a protein, nucleic acid, or rubber) built up from smaller chemical structures compare MICROMOLECULE
mac·ro·mo·lec·u·lar -mə-'lek-yə-lər adj

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mac·ro·mol·e·cule (mak″ro-molґə-kūl) a very large molecule having a polymeric chain structure, as in proteins, polysaccharides, and other natural and synthetic polymers. macromolecular adj

Medical dictionary. 2011.