Share this entry

Share this page

affined

Syllabification: af·fined
Pronunciation: /əˈfīnd
 
/

Definition of affined in English:

adjective

archaic
Related or connected.
Example sentences
  • These findings were largely confirmed for OAS-TL in the plant cysteine synthase complex, where SAT became more affined to its substrates and OAS-TL almost inactivated in the complex, causing OAS to leave the complex.
  • On the other hand, resources of a species affined to Acorum calamus L. have been discovered.
  • The Malabar forms are closely affined to Malay types as a rule, although some are peculiar.

Origin

late 16th century: from Latin affinis 'related' (see affinity) + -ed1.

Definition of affined in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈɛmjʊləs
adjective
seeking to emulate someone or something