branched chain


noun Chemistry.

an open chain of atoms, usually carbon, with one or more side chains attached to it.

Nearby words

  1. branch plant,
  2. branch point,
  3. branch water,
  4. branch wilt,
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  7. brancher deficiency amylopectinosis,
  8. brancher enzyme,
  9. branches of government,
  10. branchi-


Origin of branched chain

First recorded in 1900–05

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British Dictionary definitions for branched chain

branched chain

noun

chem an open chain of atoms with one or more side chains attached to itCompare straight chain
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