HyperDic: molecule

English > 2 senses of the word molecule:
NOUNsubstancemolecule(physics and chemistry) the simplest structural unit of an element or compound
substancemolecule, atom, particle, corpuscle, mote, speck(nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
molecule > pronunciation
Soundsmaa'lahkyuw.l
RhymesBlackpool ... Yule: 48 rhymes with uwl...
English > molecule: 2 senses > noun 1, substance
Meaning(physics and chemistry) the simplest structural unit of an element or compound.
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
physics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
Partsatom(physics and chemistry) the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element
chain, chemical chain(chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)
group, radical, chemical group(chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
NarrowercoenzymeA small molecule (not a protein but sometimes a vitamin) essential for the activity of some enzymes
dipole moleculeA molecule that is a permanent dipole
ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, EDTAA complex molecule used medically to chelate metal ions in cases of lead or heavy metal poisoning
macromolecule, supermoleculeAny very large complex molecule
protein moleculeAny large molecule containing chains of amino acids linked by peptide bonds
Broaderunit, building blockA single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else
Spanishmolécula
Catalanmolècula
Adjectivesbimolecularrelating to or affecting two molecules
intermolecularexisting or acting between molecules
intramolecularwithin the molecule
molecularrelating to or produced by or consisting of molecules
English > molecule: 2 senses > noun 2, substance
Meaning(nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything.
Synonymsatom, particle, corpuscle, mote, speck
NarrowerchylomicronA microscopic particle of triglycerides produced in the intestines during digestion
flyspeckA tiny dark speck made by the excrement of a fly
grainA relatively small granular particle of a substance
grindingMaterial resulting from the process of grinding
identification particleA tiny particle of material that can be added to a product to indicate the source of manufacture
Broadermaterial, stuffThe tangible / tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
Spanishátomo, corpúsculo, insignificancia, menudencia, miaja, molécula, mota, partícula, pellizco, pizca
Catalanàtom, bocí, bri, corpuscle, engruna, espurna, mica, partícula, pessic
Adjectivesmolecularrelating to simple or elementary organization

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