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  • n  any very large complex molecule; found only in plants and animals

  • Scientists long suspected that polymersmacromolecules made up of chains of smaller moleculesmight be custom-tailored to create an almost infinite variety of materials.
  • Jacob and Monod carried this line of experimentation further, discovered that a macromolecule of DNA itself does not tell the cell what substances to manufacture.
  • Some macromolecules, such as the cellulose molecules in cotton or wood, are formed by nature.

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