a school of anthropology founded by Claude Lévi-Strauss and based loosely on the principles of structural linguistics.
noun, Chemistry. 1. a chemical formula showing the linkage of the atoms in a molecule diagrammatically, as H–O–H. structural formula noun 1. a chemical formula showing the composition and structure of a molecule. The atoms are represented by symbols and the structure is indicated by showing the relative positions of the atoms in space and […]
noun, Sociology. 1. functionalism (def 3).
noun, Genetics. 1. cistron. structural gene n. A gene that determines the amino acid sequence of a specific protein or peptide.
noun 1. the branch of geology dealing with the structure and distribution of the rocks that make up the crust of the earth. Also called tectonics. Compare structure (def 7a).