from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To provide something with a function
  • v. To add a functional group to a compound

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To assign to some function or office.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To place in a function or office; assign some function or office to.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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  • The goal is to functionalize magnetic beads in a chemically controlled fashion either with stabilized actin nuclei that expose free barbed ends elongating away from the beads, or with different formins that initiate insertional actin assembly, or with other actin nucleating machineries

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