of or relating to structure; pertaining or essential to a structure.
Biology. pertaining to organic structure; morphological.
Geology. of or relating to geological structure, as of rock or strata.
Chemistry. pertaining to or showing the arrangement or mode of attachment of the atoms that constitute a molecule of a substance.
Compare structural formula.
resulting from or pertaining to political or economic structure.
of, relating to, or based on the assumption that the elements of a field of study are naturally arranged in a systematic structure:
a part of a structure that carries a load.
the structural member used for such a part.
of, relating to, or having structure or a structure
of, relating to, or forming part of the structure of a building
of or relating to the structure and deformation of rocks and other features of the earth’s crust
of or relating to the structure of organisms; morphological
(chem) of, concerned with, caused by, or involving the arrangement of atoms in molecules
noun 1. 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.