molecular

[ muh-lek-yuh-ler ]
/ məˈlɛk yə lər /

adjective

of or relating to or caused by molecules: molecular structure.

Nearby words

  1. mole plow,
  2. mole rat,
  3. mole run,
  4. mole salamander,
  5. molech,
  6. molecular astronomy,
  7. molecular beam,
  8. molecular biology,
  9. molecular clock,
  10. molecular cloud

Origin of molecular

First recorded in 1815–25; molecule + -ar1

Related formsmo·lec·u·lar·ly, adverbmul·ti·mo·lec·u·lar, adjectivenon·mo·lec·u·lar, adjectivesub·mo·lec·u·lar, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for molecular

molecular

/ (məʊˈlɛkjʊlə, mə-) /

adjective

of or relating to moleculesmolecular hydrogen
logic (of a sentence, formula, etc) capable of analysis into atomic formulae of the appropriate kind
Derived Formsmolecularity (məʊˌlɛkjʊˈlærɪtɪ), nounmolecularly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for molecular

molecular

adj.

1823, from molecule + -ar or else from French moléculaire or Modern Latin molecularis. Molecular biology first attested 1950.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for molecular

molecular

[ mə-lĕkyə-lər ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or consisting of molecules.

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