<biochemistry> A single unit within a polymer, such as an amino acid within a polypeptide or protein.
This term reflects the fact that sugars, nucleotides, and amino acids usually lose a few atoms (usually hydrogen and oxygen) when they are polymerised into a larger molecule.
(10 Mar 1998)
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residuum, resilience, resiliency
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