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Noun1.supermolecule - any very large complex moleculesupermolecule - 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
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Really, this supermolecule presents a [C.sub.2v] symmetry operation [105] because the interaction is orthogonally arranged between the internuclear axis of the hydrogen fluoride and acetylene (see structure I in Figure 1).
Scholars have sought for molecules that inhibit the "parent" molecule of the beta-amyloid supermolecule, to cut back the assembly of the proteins.
Peanut butter and/or almond butter nut butter can keep you feeling full from the mixture of supermolecule and fat
A new "supermolecule" could allow nuclear waste to easily be stored and disposed of, according to a new study published by scientists from Indiana University.
Furthermore, argirein (Figure 1(b)), a supermolecule derived from chemical modification of rhein by combining with Larginine through hydrogen bond (Figure 1(b)), is effective in suppressing the proinflammatory cytokines contributing to the pathogenesis of DN dependent on both antiinflammatory activity of rhein and the NO offering activity of L-arginine.
What makes collagen a kind of supermolecule, however, is its three-dimensional triple helix architecture.
What resulted was a superatom (or maybe a "supermolecule") with a core of 79 gold atoms arranged into a truncated decahedron: two pyramids with pentagonal bases joined together into a diamond shape, but with the pyramids' tips chopped off.
The intermolecular energies were determined using the supermolecule approach [37], and the energy corrections were obtained by means of Zero Point Energy (ZPE) [38] and Basis Sets Superposition Error (BSSE) [39] calculations.
All of the constituent two-atom molecules meld to form a single supermolecule, says Deborah S.
Kerns were studying the behavior of clusters, groups of atoms or molecules that bunch to form a "supermolecule."