[ lawng-cheyn, long- ]
/ ˈlɔŋˌtʃeɪn, ˈlɒŋ- /
pertaining to molecules composed of long chains of atoms, or polymers composed of long chains of monomers.
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The Letter B Once Had A Much Longer NameThe letter B was part of the Phoenician alphabet more than 3000 years ago in 1000 BCE. At that time, the letter was called beth and looked a little different, but it made the sound of b and was second in the alphabet. The shape of the letter resembled the floor plan of a house, and the word beth meant “house.” This is pictured below. In Hebrew, the letter was called beth, bet, or bayt which also …
Origin of long-chain
First recorded in 1925–30
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And the woman in the blue smock, beside him, worked in organic chemistry; see the diagrams of long-chain molecules behind her.Omnilingual|H. Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for long-chain
chem having a relatively long chain of atoms in the molecule
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