an open chain of atoms attached to an atom of a larger chain, or to a ring.
(chem) a group of atoms bound to an atom, usually a carbon, that forms part of a larger chain or ring in a molecule
side chain n.
A linear group of atoms linked to a benzene ring or to any cyclic chain compound.
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.
- Lateral column of spinal cord
lateral column of spinal cord n. A slight protrusion of the gray matter of the spinal cord into the lateral funiculus of either side, especially in the thoracic region where it encloses preganglionic motor neurons of the sympathetic division of the autonomic nervous system.
- Lateral cord of brachial plexus
lateral cord of brachial plexus n. A fasciculus formed by the anterior divisions of the superior and middle trunks, giving rise to the lateral pectoral nerve and terminating by dividing into the musculocutaneous nerve and the lateral root of the median nerve.
- Lateral cuneiform bone
lateral cuneiform bone n. A tarsal bone, articulating with the intermediate cuneiform, cuboid, and navicular bones and the second, third, and fourth metatarsal bones. Also called third cuneiform bone.
- Lateral cutaneous nerve of calf
lateral cutaneous nerve of calf n. A nerve that arises from the common peroneal nerve and is distributed to the skin of the calf.