combinatorial chemistry(redirected from Combinational chemistry)
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combinatorial chemistry[kəm‚bīn·ə¦tȯr·ē·əl ′kem·ə·strē]
A method for reacting a small number of chemicals to produce simultaneously a very large number of compounds, called libraries, which are screened to identify useful products such as drug candidates.
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