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Week 4 Vocabulary


Amino acid compound with an amino group at one end and a carboxyl group on the other end; building block of proteins.
Carbohydrate compound made of C, H, and O atoms; major source of energy for the human body
deoxyribonucleic acid nucleic acid that contains the sugar, deoxyribose
Lipid macromolecule made mainly from C and H atoms; includes fats, oils and waxes
Macromolecule “Giant molecules” made from thousands or even hundreds of thousands of smaller molecules
Monomer small unit that can join together with other small units to form polymers
Monosaccharide single sugar molecule
nucleic acid macromolecule containing H, O, N, C and P. Two examples are DNA and RNA
nucleotide monomer of nucleic acids made up of a 5-carbon sugar, a phosphate group and a nitrogenous base
Polymer large compound formed from the combination of many monomers.
Protein macromolecule that contains C, H, O, and N; needed by the body for growth and repair, and to make enzymes
ribonucleic acid single-stranded nucleic acid that contains the sugar, ribose
Created by: ARhymer