Having the form of a chain

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  • chainlike — adj. having a form resembling a chain; as, chainlike clusters of bacteria. Syn: catenulate. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chainlike — adjective having a chainlike form catenulate bacterial cell colonies • Syn: ↑catenulate • Similar to: ↑formed …   Useful english dictionary

  • chainlike — adj. resembling a chain, linked together like a chain …   English contemporary dictionary

  • catenulate — I verb arrange in a series of rings or chains, as for spores • Syn: ↑catenate • Derivationally related forms: ↑chain, ↑catena, ↑chain (for: ↑catenate), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • industrial polymers, chemistry of — Introduction       structure and composition of chemical compounds made up of long, chainlike molecules (molecule).       What distinguishes polymers from other types of compounds is the extremely large size of the molecules. The size of a… …   Universalium

  • chain fern — noun a fern of the genus Woodwardia having the sori in chainlike rows • Hypernyms: ↑fern • Hyponyms: ↑Virginia chain fern, ↑Woodwardia virginica • Member Holonyms: ↑Woodwardia, ↑genus Woodwardia * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ruth R. Benerito — Ruth Rogan Benerito (born 1916) is an American scientist and inventor known for her work related to the textile industry, including the development of wash and wear cotton.Personal lifeRuth Rogan was born and raised in New Orleans. In an age when …   Wikipedia

  • gluten — /glooht n/, n. 1. the tough, viscid, nitrogenous substance remaining when the flour of wheat or other grain is washed to remove the starch. 2. Archaic. glue or a gluey substance. [1590 1600; < L gluten glue] * * * Mixture of proteins not readily… …   Universalium

  • monomer — monomeric /mon euh mer ik/, adj. /mon euh meuhr/, n. Chem. a molecule of low molecular weight capable of reacting with identical or different molecules of low molecular weight to form a polymer. [1910 15; MONO + MER] * * * Molecule of any of a… …   Universalium

  • ocelot — oceloid, adj. /os euh lot , oh seuh /, n. a spotted leopardlike cat, Felis pardalis, ranging from Texas through South America: now greatly reduced in number and endangered in the U.S. [1765 75; < F, appar. arbitrary shortening of Nahuatl… …   Universalium

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