subunit

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sub- +‎ unit

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subunit (plural subunits)

  1. Any subdivision of a larger unit.
    • 1961 October, “New Metropolitan Line train sets enter service”, in Trains Illustrated, page 622:
      The bogies are built up of welded sub-units which are stress-relieved before assembly by riveting.
  2. (biochemistry) A protein subunit.

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