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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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