Definition of catenated in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkadəˌnātəd/


Connected in a chain or series: catenated molecules
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  • As to segregation of replicated daughter molecules, to be discussed later, topoisomerase II is thought to locate DNA crossovers such as those present in catenated molecules.
  • Both the single-stranded circles and the double helical circles are catenated molecules.
  • Depending on the nature of the catenated form of the original ligation product, bands corresponding to catenanies or single-stranded circles and their linearized versions were obtained.



Pronunciation: /ˌkadəˈnāSHən/ Pronunciation: /ˌkadnˈāSHən/
Example sentences
  • A model that assumes that both the G- and T-segments belong to a continuous DNA stretch interacting with the enzyme cannot explain, however, catalysis of the catenation / decatenation reaction by DNA gyrase.
  • Microconidia are formed from phialides in false heads by basipetal division, the developmental mode from the apex toward the base without catenation of cells.
  • It was shown also that the same critical concentration of spermidine induces aggregation and catenation of DNA rings by topoisomerases.


Late 19th century: past participle of the rare verb catenate, from Latin catenat- 'chained, fettered', from the verb catenare, from catena 'chain'.

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Syllabification: cat·e·nat·ed

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