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long-chain

[ lawng-cheyn, long- ]
/ ˈlɔŋˌtʃeɪn, ˈlɒŋ- /
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adjective Chemistry.

pertaining to molecules composed of long chains of atoms, or polymers composed of long chains of monomers.

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Origin of long-chain

First recorded in 1925–30
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long-chain

adjective

chem having a relatively long chain of atoms in the molecule
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