chemical chain

noun
(chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)
Syn: ↑chain
Derivationally related forms: ↑catenulate (for: ↑chain), ↑catenate (for: ↑chain)
Topics: ↑chemistry, ↑chemical science
Hypernyms: ↑unit, ↑building block
Hyponyms: ↑closed chain, ↑ring, ↑long chain, ↑long-chain molecule, ↑open chain
Part Holonyms: ↑molecule

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