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molecular biology

n.
The branch of biology that deals with the structure, function, and manipulation of nucleic acids and proteins.

molecular biologist n.

molecular biology

n
(Biology) the study of biological phenomena at the molecular level

molec′ular biol′ogy


n.
the branch of biology that deals with the nature of biological phenomena at the molecular level through the study of DNA and RNA, proteins, and other macromolecules involved in genetic information and cell function.
[1935–40]
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Noun1.molecular biology - the branch of biology that studies the structure and activity of macromolecules essential to life (and especially with their genetic role)molecular biology - the branch of biology that studies the structure and activity of macromolecules essential to life (and especially with their genetic role)
cistron, gene, factor - (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity; "genes were formerly called factors"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
biotech, biotechnology - the branch of molecular biology that studies the use of microorganisms to perform specific industrial processes; "biotechnology produced genetically altered bacteria that solved the problem"
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