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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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The information resulting from the subsequent x-ray diffraction analysis can be used by researchers to help determine the three-dimensional structure of a macromolecule that, in turn, may reveal details about the molecule's function and behavior in the body.
Rutimann inferred an abstract form from this found situation, thereby transforming visible reality into a chaotic microstructure that groups itself around the visible model of a macromolecule.
Today, IBM Research and Singapores Institute of Bioengineering, Nanotechnology (IBN) announced they have identified a new breakthrough macromolecule that could help prevent deadly virus infections with a unique triple-play mechanism that can also help prevent viral drug resistance.
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56) modeled the viscous and elastic components of a macromolecule by simplifying the structure to a series of segments that behave its Hookian springs where the force constant is based on Brownian motion and is proportional to the temperature of the system.