(organic chemistry, of an aliphatic compound) Having a chain of more that about twelve carbon atoms.
Long-chain Sentence Examples
In 1886 he became proprietor of the San Francisco Examiner, the first of a long chain of papers to come under his control.
The harbours along the sounds and in the estuaries of the rivers are well protected from the storms of the ocean by the long chain of narrow islands in front, but navigation by the largest vessels is interrupted by shoals in the sounds, and especially by bars crossing the inlets between islands.
Bering Sea is the northward continuation of the Pacific Ocean, from which it is demarcated by the long chain of the Aleutian Islands.
It was not in two or three powerful groups but in one long chain of seven deployed divisions that the advance was made.
In Tonga, in the New Hebrides, and in the long chain of the Solomons and the Bismarck Archipelago there is much activity.