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long-chain

[ lawng-cheyn, long- ]

adjective

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


long-chain

adjective

  1. chem having a relatively long chain of atoms in the molecule


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Word History and Origins

Origin of long-chain1

First recorded in 1925–30

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Example Sentences

By tapping Geithner and Summers to drive economic policy, Obama breaks a long chain of Wall Street bankers running government.

The columns in the courts are of Buddhist origin; the bell with long chain is sculptured on them in relief.

The long chain extending across the whole width of the room was drawn through the door and fastened to the yokes of the oxen.

In the afternoon we called at Liebig's, and he went a long walk with us—the long chain of snowy mountains in the hazy distance.

The young people, whose sport had been interrupted, had recovered from their fright and joined in a long chain.

Presently we rode past a long chain of salinas, which glittered and sparkled whitely in the sun.

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