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macromolecule

 [mak″ro-mol´ĕ-kūl]
a very large molecule having a polymeric chain structure, as in proteins, polysaccharides, and certain other substances. adj., adj macromolec´ular.
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mac·ro·mol·e·cule

(mak'rō-mol'ĕ-kyūl),
A molecule of colloidal size, for example, proteins, polynucleic acids, polysaccharides, and synthetic polymers.
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macromolecule

(măk′rō-mŏl′ĭ-kyo͞ol′)
n.
A very large molecule, such as a polymer or protein, consisting of many smaller structural units linked together. Also called supermolecule.

mac′ro·mo·lec′u·lar (-mə-lĕk′yə-lər) adj.
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macromolecule

Chemistry
A general term for any large molecule (e.g., protein, RNA, DNA).
 
Molecular biology
A molecule larger than about 10 kDA.
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mac·ro·mol·e·cule

(mak'rō-mol'ĕ-kyūl)
A molecule of colloidal size (e.g., proteins, polynucleic acids, polysaccharides).
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macromolecule

A very large molecule, such as a protein or other long polymer. DNA is a macromolecule, as is the polysaccharide glycogen.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

macromolecule

a very large molecule, composed of many atoms and having a very large molecular weight. Examples include nucleic acids, proteins.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

mac·ro·mol·e·cule

(mak'rō-mol'ĕ-kyūl)
A molecule of colloidal size (e.g., proteins, polynucleic acids, polysaccharides).
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