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(chān )

[Fr. chaine, fr L. catena, chain]

1. A related series of events or things.
2. In bacteriology, bacterial organisms strung together.
3. In chemistry, the linkage of atoms in a straight line or in a circle or a ring. The ring or straight-line structures may have side chains that branch off from the main compound.

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