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cross-link

Syllabification: cross-link
Pronunciation: /ˈkrôsˌliNGk
 
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Definition of cross-link in English:

noun

A chemical bond between different chains of atoms in a polymer or other complex molecule.
Example sentences
  • 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.

verb

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1Make or become linked with a chemical cross-link.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Derivatives

cross-linkage

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Pronunciation: /ˈkrôsˌliNGkij
 
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noun
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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