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English noun: molecule

1. molecule (substance) (physics and chemistry) the simplest structural unit of an element or compound


Broader (hypernym)building block, unit


Narrower (hyponym)coenzyme, dipole molecule, EDTA, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, macromolecule, protein molecule, supermolecule


Part holonymatom, chain, chemical chain, chemical group, group, radical


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry, natural philosophy, physics

2. molecule (substance) (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything


Synonymsatom, corpuscle, mote, particle, speck


Broader (hypernym)material, stuff


Narrower (hyponym)chylomicron, flyspeck, grain, grinding, identification particle









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