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Biology 1

Chapter 1: Key Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Molecule a group of atoms bonded together, representing the smallest fundamental unit of a chemical compound that can take part in a chemical reaction.
Proteins any of a class of nitrogenous organic compounds that consist of large molecules composed of one or more long chains of amino acids and are an essential part of all living organisms,
Enzymes a substance produced by a living organism that acts as a catalyst to bring about a specific biochemical reaction
Biochemical having to do with chemical processes within and relating to living organisms.
Polymer a substance that has a molecular structure consisting chiefly or entirely of a large number of similar units bonded together, e.g., many synthetic organic materials used as plastics and resins.
Macromolecule a molecule containing a very large number of atoms, such as a protein, nucleic acid, or synthetic polymer.
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