Definition of conjugated in English:

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conjugated

Pronunciation: /ˈkɒndʒʊɡeɪtɪd/

adjective

1 Chemistry Relating to or denoting double or triple bonds in a molecule which are separated by a single bond, across which some sharing of electrons occurs.
Example sentences
  • The conjugated double bonds of this structure allow the chlorophyll molecule to absorb energy from sunlight.
  • In molecules with conjugated bonds, saturated bonds (carbon atoms with four attached atoms) alternate with unsaturated bonds (carbon atoms with less then four attached atoms.)
  • Fading occurs when any chemical process breaks the sequence of conjugated double bonds constituting the chromophore - the dye moiety that imparts colour.
2chiefly Biochemistry (Of a substance) reversibly combined with another: conjugated bile salts
More example sentences
  • This increase occurred with both conjugated chemicals and unconjugated chemicals.
  • If the conjugated antibody binds to surface proteins on healthy cells, those cells are doomed, as the conjugate will be internalized and digested in the normal fashion.
  • Grass-fed burgers are high in conjugated linoleic acids, or CLA.

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