branched chain

branched chain
noun
an open chain of atoms with one or more side chains attached to it
Hypernyms: ↑open chain

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noun
: an open chain of atoms having one or more side chains — opposed to straight chain

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Chem.
an open chain of atoms, usually carbon, with one or more side chains attached to it. Cf. straight chain.
[1900-05]

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branched chain «brancht, brahncht»,
Chemistry. a molecular pattern in which a chain of atoms branches off from another chain.

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