Side-chain meaning

An organic molecular structure in the form of a branched open chain or ring.
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A chain of atoms attached to a closed chain.
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A chain or ring in an organic molecule that branches off from a central structure or from a part that is a point of reference.
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(chemistry) In organic chemistry, that part of a molecule attached to some core structure; a radical.
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(biochemistry) The variable parts of amino acids that extend from the peptide backbone in proteins; they are referred to as R-groups, which branch off the backbone at the alpha carbon (Cα).
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