from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To join (adjacent chains of a polymer or protein) by creating covalent bonds.
  • n. A chemical bond or link created by cross-linking.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a link between adjacent chains of a polymer
  • v. to form such a link

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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 cross-link may be internal to a single chain, rather than between two otherwise unlinked chains. Called also cross-linkage.
  • transitive v. to create cross links in; -- of polymeric molecules.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a side bond that links two adjacent chains of atoms in a complex molecule
  • v. join by creating covalent bonds (of adjacent chains of a polymer or protein)


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