functional group

functional group (plural functional groups)

  1. (organic chemistry) A specific grouping of elements that is characteristic of a class of compounds, and determines some properties and reactions of that class.
    Various functional groups often occur in biomolecules.
  2. (ecology) A collection of organisms of specific morphological, physiological, behavioral, biochemical properties.
  • German: funktionelle Gruppe
  • Portuguese: grupo funcional
  • Russian: гру́ппа
  • Spanish: grupo funcional
  • Portuguese: grupo funcional

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