molecular

[muh-lek-yuh-ler]

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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molecular

adjective
  1. of or relating to moleculesmolecular hydrogen
  2. 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 molecularly

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

molecularly in Medicine

molecular

[mə-lĕkyə-lər]
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or consisting of molecules.
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