Definition of Cross-link

1. Noun. A side bond that links two adjacent chains of atoms in a complex molecule.

Exact synonyms: Cross-linkage
Generic synonyms: Bond, Chemical Bond



2. Verb. Join by creating covalent bonds (of adjacent chains of a polymer or protein).
Generic synonyms: Conjoin, Join
Derivative terms: Cross-linkage

Definition of Cross-link

1. Noun. (chemistry) a link between adjacent chains of a polymer ¹

2. Verb. (chemistry) to form such a link ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Cross-link

1. A covalent linkage between two polymers or between two different regions of the same polymer. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cross-link

cross-hatched
cross-hatches
cross-hatching
cross-hybridisation
cross-index
cross-infection
cross-jack yard
cross-jack yards
cross-kick
cross-lag
cross-leaved heath
cross-legged
cross-light
cross-linguistic
cross-linguistically
cross-link (current term)
cross-linkage
cross-linked
cross-linking reagent
cross-matching
cross-modal
cross-multiplication
cross-multiplications
cross-multiplied
cross-multiplies
cross-multiply
cross-multiplying
cross-over
cross-party
cross-patch

Literary usage of Cross-link

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1. Introduction to Science by John Arthur Thomson (1911)
"Pearson presents this view in a scheme:— Applied Mathematics cross-link 'ABSTRACT SCIENCE CONCRETE SCIENCE PHYSICS BIOLOGY ^ — Bio-physics—a cross-link ..."

2. Emergency And Continuous Exposure Guidance Levels For Selected Submarine by Best, National Research Council (U.S.) (2007)
"Species differences in DNA-protein cross-link formation are thus related to anatomic and physiologic differences that affect the delivered dose. ..."

3. Space Handbook: A War Fighter's Guide to Space by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"Satellites in the high-inclination orbit would cover the polar regions, Europe, Africa, and western Asia.27 Satellite-to-satellite cross-link capability ..."

4. Dyke's Automobile Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1911)
"It Is Not Generally Known, Perhaps, That Excessive Tire Wear Often Is Caused by improper adjustment of the cross link of the steering gear. ..."

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