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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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British Dictionary definitions for long-chain

long-chain

adjective
chem having a relatively long chain of atoms in the molecule
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