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Search Results for: aliphatic

Aliphatic

Definition ''noun, plural: aliphatics A compound composed of carbon and hydrogen arranged in straight or branched chains,... Read More

Aliphatic acids

Aliphatic acids The acids of nonaromatic hydrocarbons (e.g., acetic, propionic, butyric acids); the so-called fatty acids of... Read More

Fatty acid

Definition noun plural: fatty acids'' fatty acid, ˈfætɪ ˈæsɪd Any of the group of a long chain of hydrocarbon... Read More

Fat

Definition noun plural: fats fats, fæts A term largely applied to storage lipids in animal tissues that are usually solid... Read More

Valine

Amino acids are categorized into two groups based on the capability of the human body to synthesize them; essential and... Read More

Alanine

What is alanine? Alanine is a non-essential amino acid. There are two types of amino acids for mammals namely essential and... Read More

Lipid

A biomolecule refers to any molecule that is produced by living organisms. As such, most of them are organic molecules. The... Read More

Dehydration reaction

What is dehydration synthesis? A dehydration reaction is a form of biochemical reaction wherein a water molecule is lost or... Read More

Compound

Definition noun plural: compounds com·pound, ˈkɒmpaʊnd (general) A material made up of two or more parts or... Read More

Organic molecule

Definition noun 1. A molecule that is normally found in or produced by living systems. 2. A molecule that typically... Read More

Sterol

sterol (Science: chemistry) Any steroid-based alcohol having a hydrocarbon (aliphatic) side-chain of 8-10 carbons at the... Read More

Sporopollenin

sporopollenin a major component of the tough outer (exine) walls of spores and pollen grains. (Science: biopolymer) a... Read More

Methanotroph

Definition noun, plural: methanotrophs An organism that metabolize methane as a source of carbon and... Read More