cross-link
cross-link cross-link v. t. [imp. & p. p. {cross-linked}, p. pr. & vb. n. {cross-linking}.] (Chem., Biochem.) to create cross links in; -- of polymeric molecules. [PJC]

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  • Cross Link — (Norwegian: Tverrsambandet) is a proposed fixed link which would connect Øygarden, northern Askøy, Meland and Radøy in Hordaland, Norway. The road is planned to give better transport within Nordhordland and from there to Askøy and Øygarden.… …   Wikipedia

  • cross-link — n. (Chem., Biochem.) a covalent bond that links two chains of atoms, or two sections of one chain, in a polymeric molecule; the cross link is created by a third bond in a monomer unit in addition to the two bonds forming the polymeric chain; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cross-link — cross linking, n. cross linkable, adj. n. /kraws lingk , kros /; v. /kraws lingk , kros /, Chem. n. 1. a bond, atom, or group linking the chains of atoms in a polymer, protein, or other complex organic molecule. v.t. 2. to attach by a cross link …   Universalium

  • cross-link — [krôs′liŋk΄] n. a crosswise connecting part; specif., an atom or group connecting parallel chains in a complex molecule vt. to join crosswise …   English World dictionary

  • Cross-link — Reticulation redirects here. For water distribution networks, see Infrastructure#Water management infrastructure. For biological identification keys, see Reticulation (single access key). Vulcanization is an example of cross linking. Cross links… …   Wikipedia

  • cross-link — n. (also cross linkage) Chem. a bond between chains of atoms in a polymer etc. * * * I noun a side bond that links two adjacent chains of atoms in a complex molecule • Syn: ↑cross linkage • Derivationally related forms: ↑cross link (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross-link — A covalent linkage between two polymers or between two different regions of the same polymer. * * * cross link krȯ .sliŋk n a crosswise connecting part (as an atom or group) that connects parallel chains in a complex chemical molecule (as a… …   Medical dictionary

  • cross link — noun a transverse link, especially between chains of atoms in a polymeric molecule. verb (cross link) connect by a series of transverse links. Derivatives cross linkage noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • cross-link — noun Date: 1936 a crosswise connecting part (as an atom or group) that connects parallel chains in a complex chemical molecule (as a polymer) • cross link verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cross-link — n. [[t]ˈkrɔsˌlɪŋk, ˈkrɒs [/t]] v. [[t] ˈlɪŋk[/t]] n. 1) chem. a bond, atom, or group linking the chains of atoms in a polymer or other complex organic molecule 2) chem. to attach by a cross link • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

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