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pri·mar·y struc·ture

in a macromolecule, the sequence of subunits that make up that macromolecule; for example, the amino acid sequence of a protein.

primary structure

n.
The linear sequence of amino acids in a protein or of nucleotides in a nucleic acid.

primary structure

  1. the linear sequence of amino acids in a POLYPEPTIDE CHAIN.
  2. the NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCE in nucleic acids.
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Aerospace primary structures including an out-of-autoclave infused wing skin as well as a section of a Boeing 777 floor beam,
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Highlight areas where the primary structures differ (amino acids nos.
613, which restricts primary structures to materials which have statistically verifiable properties.
The 22 nm particles measured as aerosol particles are already agglomerates of smaller primary structures formed immediately after spark ignition and condensation.
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Cytec Industries (NYSE:CYT) announced today that its Engineered Materials division has been awarded contracts to supply carbon fiber composite materials for major primary structures on Bombardier's new CSeries and Learjet 85 aircraft programs.
The primary structures of the platforms were fabricated at Adyard, Abu Dhabi, and transported to India.
Protein Recital"--a fitting exhibition title that evokes both scientific authority and musical pageantry--comprised ten new, multipart sculptures and a series of related prints and collages that engage both the scrappy weirdness of assemblage and the sterility of primary structures.
At the time the Warwick-based firm said its success in overcoming a list of technical hurdles could open the door to the use of non-cast magnesium in the primary structures of luxury cars within a decade.
The firm will participate as one of 15 companies involved in the CDC's research that aims to introduce more light-alloy castings into the primary structures of civil aircraft.