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The ratio of the average mass of one molecule of an element or compound to one twelfth of the mass of an atom of carbon-12.
- ‘Cyanoalanine synthase activity has been localized mainly to mitochondria and has an apparent relative molecular mass of 53 000 to 60 000.’
- ‘With these diatomic molecules, there is an Avogadro's number of diatomic molecules in the amount of gas that is equivalent to the relative molecular mass.’
- ‘Hirudin, a 65 amino acid residue anticoagulant peptide with a relative molecular mass of 7000 Da purified from the leech Hirudo medicinalis, binds thrombin with high specificity and sensitivity.’
- ‘The resulting homogenates were clarified by high-speed centrifugation, and the resulting supernatants were used immediately for activity and relative molecular mass (M r) determinations.’
- ‘Number of moles equals mass over relative molecular mass.’
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