star macromolecule

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Noun[edit]

star macromolecule (plural star macromolecules)

  1. (chemistry) A macromolecule having a single branch point from which linear chains (or arms) emanate.

Usage notes[edit]

  • They are named according to the number of arms e.g. "five-star macromolecule"

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