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macromolecule, term that may refer either to a crystal such as a diamond, in which the atoms are identical and held by covalent bonds (see chemical bond) of equal strength, or to one of the units that compose a polymer. Macromolecules such as proteins and nucleic acids are vital to the functions of living cells.

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macromolecule

macromolecule Molecule up to 1000 times greater in diameter than the molecules of most substances. Many proteins, nucleic acids, plastics, resins, rubbers and natural and synthetic fibres are made up of such giant units.

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macromolecule

macromolecule A very large molecule. Natural and synthetic polymers have macromolecules, as do many nucleic acids and proteins. See also colloids.

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macromolecule

macromolecule A molecule that has a high molecular weight, often a polymer.

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macromolecule

macromolecule A molecule that has a high molecular weight, often a polymer.

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