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molecule

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Definition the simplest structural unit of an element or compound
  • They say they can genetically engineer bacteria or yeast to produce whatever molecules they need to replace gasoline.
  • That protein molecule is found in lower concentrations in the brains of people suffering ordinary age-related memory loss.
  • Had there been a better way, I might not have accidentally dropped the urn right onto the hardwood floor, which made my mom scream and my dad immediately jump down on all fours and start sweeping the ashes into a pile with his bare hands, almost as if he were trying to save each and every molecule of my former self.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • In order for the toxic compound to be excreted in the urine, it first has to bind with available molecules of glucose or amino acid.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • You could almost see the molecules rearranging.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • He tore out rack after rack; scattering papers, clusters of piezo crystals, ancient wire recordings, microfilm, molecular transcripts.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • Around Jason, the air molecules stopped humming.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • The molecules of my body felt like they were heating up, buzzing so fast they might fly apart.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • "Maybe," I whispered to Betsie, "only a molecule or two really gets through that little pinhole—and then in the air it expands!"
    Corrie ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • But perhaps that constellation is only a chemical molecule.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • Now we understand more about molecular structure—and particle physicists create matter ex nihilo all the time.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Long before complex molecules like DNA could be formed, the DNA molecular cells would be oxydized.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • We were doing the molecular structure of atoms and how they vibrate.
    Louise Rennison  --  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
  • It's the lightning bolt that seared every molecule in your body.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
  • "I can't be rational—and I won't be molecular."
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • It felt like every molecule of my body was tired, but I couldn't sleep.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • At the molecular level, there were no surprises.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • He breathed in through his mouth and seemed to hold it in, as though squeezing every last oxygen molecule from it before exhaling again.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • Every molecule of air gave off red fire.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • Not even molecules could escape the time-field, much less a human boy.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl

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