Molecula
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Molecula
See also: molécula and molècula

English

Etymology

From Latin molecula.

Noun

molecula (plural moleculae)

  1. (now historical) A molecule; a small particle of something. [from 18th c.]
    • 1751, John Locke, Elements of Natural Philosophy, XII:
      Smal bodies, of Atoms, out of whose various combinations bigger molleculæ are made.
    • 1790, Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France, Oxford 2009, p.
      They acted by the ancient organized states in the shape of their old organization, and not by the organic moleculae of a disbanded people.

Latin

Alternative forms

Etymology

Derived from m?l?s ("mass") +‎ -cula (diminutive suffix).

Pronunciation

Noun

m?lecula f (genitive m?leculae); first declension

  1. (New Latin, chemistry) molecule

Declension

First-declension noun.

Descendants

  • English: molecule
  • Armenian: (molekul)
  • Asturian: molécula
  • Catalan: molècula
  • Czech: molekula
  • Estonian: molekul
  • Finnish: molekyyli

References


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