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mac·ro·mol·e·cule

 (măk′rō-mŏl′ĭ-kyo͞ol′)
n.
A very large molecule, such as a polymer or protein, consisting of many smaller structural units linked together. Also called supermolecule.

mac′ro·mo·lec′u·lar (-mə-lĕk′yə-lər) adj.

macromolecule

(ˌmækrəʊˈmɒlɪˌkjuːl) or

macromole

n
(Chemistry) any very large molecule, such as a protein or synthetic polymer
macromolecular adj

mac•ro•mol•e•cule

(ˌmæk rəˈmɒl əˌkyul)

n.
a very large molecule, as a colloidal particle, protein, or esp. a polymer, composed of hundreds or thousands of atoms.
[1885–90]

mac·ro·mol·e·cule

(măk′rō-mŏl′ĭ-kyo͞ol′)
A large molecule, such as a protein, consisting of many smaller molecules linked together.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.macromolecule - any very large complex moleculemacromolecule - any very large complex molecule; found only in plants and animals
molecule - (physics and chemistry) the simplest structural unit of an element or compound
organic compound - any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
protein - any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes; "a diet high in protein"
carbohydrate, saccharide, sugar - an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain
lipid, lipide, lipoid - an oily organic compound insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents; essential structural component of living cells (along with proteins and carbohydrates)
nucleic acid - (biochemistry) any of various macromolecules composed of nucleotide chains that are vital constituents of all living cells
Translations

macromolecule

[ˌmækrəʊˈmɒlɪˌkjuːl] nmacromolecola

mac·ro·mol·e·cule

n. macromolécula, molécula de tamaño grande tal como la de una proteína.
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For UL-10 sample, the interspaces between UPE macromole cules became smaller in the presence of LDPE, which made the entanglements and disentanglements of UPE macromolecules in UL-10 not as easy as those in UPE-5.
(36.) Leung, LM, Koberstein, JT, "DSC Annealing Study of Microphase Separation and Multiple Endothermic Behaviors in Polyether-Based Polyurethane Block Copolymers." Macromole., 19 (3) 706-713 (1986)
These agents are expected to act by preventing activation of carcinogens or by increasing detoxification, or by blocking the interaction of the ultimate carcinogen with cellular macromoles, or by suppressing the clonal expression of neoplastic cell (Wattenberg, 1985; Tanaka, 1994; Morse and Stoner 1996; Dasgupta et al.