''noun, plural: aliphatics
A compound composed of carbon and hydrogen arranged in straight or branched chains,... Read More
The acids of nonaromatic hydrocarbons (e.g., acetic, propionic, butyric acids); the so-called fatty acids of... Read More
plural: fatty acids''
fatty acid, ˈfætɪ ˈæsɪd
Any of the group of a long chain of hydrocarbon... Read More
A term largely applied to storage lipids in animal tissues that are usually solid... Read More
Amino acids are categorized into two groups based on the capability of the human body to synthesize them; essential and... Read More
What is alanine? Alanine is a non-essential amino acid. There are two types of amino acids for mammals namely essential and... Read More
A biomolecule refers to any molecule that is produced by living organisms. As such, most of them are organic molecules. The... Read More
Volatile Oil Definition
Volatile oils are aromatic compounds that are characterized by their volatility and inability to... Read More
What is dehydration synthesis? A dehydration reaction is a form of biochemical reaction wherein a water molecule is lost or... Read More
(general) A material made up of two or more parts or... Read More
1. A molecule that is normally found in or produced by living systems.
2. A molecule that typically... Read More
(Science: chemistry) Any steroid-based alcohol having a hydrocarbon (aliphatic) side-chain of 8-10 carbons at the... Read More
a major component of the tough outer (exine) walls of spores and pollen grains.
(Science: biopolymer) a... Read More
noun, plural: methanotrophs
An organism that metabolize methane as a source of carbon and... Read More