Definitions

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  • noun chemistry A covalent bond (or series of bonds) between adjacent chains of a polymer
  • noun biochemistry A similar bond between strands of nucleic acid
  • verb chemistry To join polymer chains together to form one single molecule. An object made from a crosslinked material contains only one supergiant molecule. Crosslinking may take place through covalent bonds or ionic bonds

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Examples

  • In “Allison”, what in fact was happening – although the writers tried mightily to keep it ambiguous – was fairly obvious: her glitch from the car bomb caused her to crosslink her self-awareness with her memories of the woman she was modeled after, and then channel those memories through her human emulation mode.

    Matthew Yglesias » Spitzer: Let’s Condemn the Human Race to Slavery and Extinction

  • Of course it is not a perfect tree: the branches and subbranches—assemblies and subassemblies—interact and crosslink at different levels.

    The Nature of Technology

  • A simple mutation to the small Factor XIII would allow it to crosslink one of the protofibrinogens, such as cortical granule lectin, that are present in, and released from, haemocytes.

    Behe vs Sea Squirts - The Panda's Thumb

  • Update: See note below and crosslink on the movie Secret Nation.

    Danny Williams: the problem of being known

  • In some species of primates, it allows semen to remain quite liquid after ejaculation, but in others, semenogelin molecules chemically crosslink with one another, increasing the viscosity of semen.

    Archive 2004-11-01

  • In some species of primates, it allows semen to remain quite liquid after ejaculation, but in others, semenogelin molecules chemically crosslink with one another, increasing the viscosity of semen.

    Promiscuous Females = Better Semen

  • To accomplish this, we used light as an initiation mechanism to crosslink materials through skin.

    USATODAY.com News

  • Blood clot formation is usually initiated when damage to the inner lining of a blood vessel activates the "coagulation cascade," causing a blood protein called fibrinogen to crosslink into a fibrin clot.

    eHow - Health How To's

  • I usually have a table in my invoice, so ideally I would crosslink cells from the the pages doc with the corresponding cells in the numbers doc and be able to update any changes I make from the numbers to the pages document with the click of a button.

    Discussions: Message List - root

  • I usually have a table in my invoice, so ideally I would crosslink cells from the the pages doc with the corresponding cells in the numbers doc and be able to update any changes I make from the numbers to the pages document with the click of a button.

    Discussions: Message List - root

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