Definition of cross-link in English:
A chemical bond between different chains of atoms in a polymer or other complex molecule.
- They studied the effects by assessing free urinary pyridinium cross links in growing rats, age 5-12 weeks.
- The intramolecular hydrogen bond network is not static, but consists of many fluctuating cross links within the template framework.
- Infliximab cross links tumour necrosis factor bound to T cells, thus inactivating or destroying it.
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1Make or become linked with a chemical cross-link.
- Some researchers believe that prepolymers - such as unsaturated polyester cross-linked with styrene or epoxies - achieve better results.
- These fibres are surrounded by a matrix of disorderly keratin-like proteins cross-linked by sulphur atoms, like steel cables embedded in concrete.
- In 1839, Charles Goodyear produced the first significant development when he created a process for making cross-linked, or vulcanized, rubber.
1.1 [with object] Connect (something) by a series of transverse links.
- The most prominent feature of this suitably archaic-looking site is a huge interactive timeline that lists and cross-links people, events and places.
- He has the role of reviewing and cross-linking the results of the work of the others.
- Purchasing and setting up multiple domains can be a great way to increase your visibility on the Web and if you cross-link your domains, you can improve your link popularity for each site.
- Example sentences
- These processes can break chemical bonds, produce highly reactive free radicals, and produce new chemical bonds and cross-linkage between macromolecules.
- The gelatin is hardened during manufacture by cross-linkage of the polypeptides.
- Collagen synthesis and cross-linkage is responsible for vascular integrity and strength of new capillary beds.
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