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Polymer

Definition noun, plural: polymers (1) A compound made up of several repeating units (monomers) or protomers (2) The product... Read More

Depolymerization

Definition noun, plural: depolymerizations The act of process of breaking down a polymer into smaller units or... Read More

Polymerization

Definition noun, plural: polymerizations The act of process of forming a polymer, especially by chemical reactions that join... Read More

Condensation polymer

Condensation polymer (Science: chemistry) The kind of polymer that is formed by the combination of monomers and the release... Read More

Biopolymer

Definition noun, plural: biopolymers A polymeric compound produced by a living organism. Supplement Starch, proteins and... Read More

Polypeptide

Polypeptide Definition Biology What are polypeptides? A polypeptide is defined as a polymer of amino acids joined together... Read More

Cellulose

Cellulose Definition noun plural: celluloses cel·lu·lose, sĕl′yə-lōs (1) A polysaccharide consisting of a linear... Read More

Homopolymer

Homopolymer (Science: chemistry) a type of polymer (large molecule which consists of a chain of similar smaller molecules... Read More

Cutin

Definition noun, plural: cutins (botany) A waxy polymer of hydroxy acids in the cuticle of plants (medicine) An animal... Read More

Monomer

Definition noun, plural: monomers (1) A molecule that may react chemically to another molecule of the same type to form a... Read More

Micromolecule

Micromolecules Definition How to define micromolecule? Micromolecules are relatively small molecules that are combined... Read More

Fructooligosaccharide

Definition noun plural: fructooligosaccharides fruc·to·ol·i·go·sac·cha·ride, ɪhɡəʊˈsækəɹaɪd An... Read More

Macromolecule

Definition noun, plural: macromolecules A large complex molecule, such as nucleic acids, proteins, carbohydrates, and... Read More

Microfilament

Definition noun plural: microfilaments mi·cro·fil·a·ments, mī'krō-fil'ă-mĕnts A thin, helical, single-stranded... Read More

Chitin

Definition noun plural: chitin chi·tin, ˈkaɪtɪn (1) A polymer of nitrogen-containing polysaccharide (C8H13O5N)n... Read More

Organic compound

Definition noun plural: organic compounds A compound that, in general, contains carbon covalently bound to other atoms,... Read More

Microtubule

Microtubule Definition noun plural: microtubules mi·cro·tu·bule, mī'krō-tū'byūl A cytoplasmic tubule made up of... Read More

Polysaccharide

Reviewed by: Todd Smith, PhD Polysaccharide Definition noun plural: polysaccharides pol·y·sac·cha·ride,... Read More

Cytoskeleton

Definition noun plural: cytoskeletons cy·to·skel·e·ton (cell biology) The lattice or internal framework of a cell... Read More

Iodine test

Iodine Test Definition The iodine test is a chemical reaction-based identification test for starch. In this test, iodine... Read More

Fructose

Definition noun plural: fructoses fruc•tose, ˈfɹʊk.toʊs A ketohexose monosaccharide with a chemical formula of... Read More

Biomolecule

Definition noun plural: biomolecules bi·o·mol·e·cule, ˈbaɪoʊ ˈmɑləkjul Any of the molecules produced by living... Read More

Glycosaminoglycan

Definition noun (biochemistry) The polysaccharide unit of proteoglycan Supplement Glycosaminoglycans are the polysaccharide... Read More

Galactose

Definition noun plural: galactoses ga·lac·tose, ɡəˈlæktəʊz An aldohexose monosaccharide (chemical formula:... Read More

Melanogenesis

Definition noun The process of producing melanin Supplement Melanogenesis is the process of melanin production. Melanocytes... Read More

Residue

Definition noun, plural: residues (1) (biochemistry) Any of the monomers comprising a polymer, or any of the parts that... Read More

Dehydration reaction

Definition noun, plural: dehydration reactions A chemical reaction whereby a water molecule is lost, such as that during the... Read More

Glycogen

Definition noun plural: glycogens gly·co·gen, glī′kə-jən A multi-branched polymer of glucose, mainly produced in... Read More

Amylopectin

Definition noun, plural: amylopectin A polysaccharide made up of highly-branched polymer of alpha-glucose units, and is a... Read More

Sugar

Sugar Definition The term sugar is the generic term for any disaccharides and monosaccharides. Sugars are an essential... Read More

Denaturation

Denaturation Definition In biochemistry, denaturation is defined as a process in which a molecular structure deviates from... Read More

Critical concentration

Critical concentration (Science: chemistry) The minimum concentration of units needed before a biological polymer will... Read More

Chitobiose

Definition noun A dimer comprised of two molecules of glucosamine units joined by β-1,4 bonds, and produced by organisms... Read More

Microsphere

A spherical shell that is usually made of a biodegradable or resorbable plastic polymer, that has a very small diameter... Read More

Anabolism

Anabolism Definition Metabolic processes involve the conversion of one molecule into another through a sequence of chemical... Read More

Xylem

Xylem Definition Xylem is defined as a plant tissue that transfers water and nutrients from roots to all over the plant... Read More

Stereospecificity

Definition noun Relate to the specific points along the chain of configurations resulting in the spatial arrangement of... Read More

Deoxyribonucleic acid

Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Definition A nucleic acid refers to any of the group of complex compounds made up of linear... Read More

Microfibril

Definition noun, plural: microfibrils (1) (cell biology) A microtubule or microfilament within the cell; an extremely small,... Read More

Galacturonic acid

D-Galacturonic acid is a sugar acid, an oxidized form of D-galactose. It is the main component of pectin, in which it exists... Read More