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1. Having two functions: bifunctional neurons.
2. Chemistry Having or involving two functional groups or binding sites: bifunctional reagents.


1. having two functions
2. (Chemistry) relating to two functional groups


(baɪˈfʌŋk ʃə nl)

Chem. having or involving two functional groups.
bi•func′tion•al•ly, adv.
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1 and 2) with the use of bifunctional organosilanes, particularly TESPT (bis-(triethoxy-silylpropyl)tetrasulfide) as coupling agent with silica, and has enabled a new compound technology in the tire industry in terms of a better wet traction, a reduced rolling resistance and an improved abrasion resistance.
More recently, the combination of fluorescent QDs and magnetic nanoparticles into single nanospheres to obtain fluorescent-magnetic bifunctional nanospheres (FMBNs) has created the potential for broader applications in biomedicine and in clinical diagnosis.
The reaction of the functional compounds, from which one was at least bifunctional and the second was at least trifunctional.
Techniques have been developed for the synthesis of complexes with the bifunctional ligand 4,4'-bipyridine of the type [Cr(III)[.
This is a unique bifunctional catalyst system different from anything known and offers an opportunity to invent a completely new catalytic system for this reaction.
ExoS is a bifunctional enzyme with both GTPase-activating activity and ADP-ribosyltransferase activity.
Irvine, CA; 949-788-6700) announced that the company has been allowed a new United States patent covering its hypoxanthine-based bifunctional molecule technology platform.
2] = CH-CHO), a highly reactive bifunctional aldehyde, is a ubiquitous toxic air pollutant.
Keita Tanaka, Palladium-catalyzed Remote CH Activation with Bifunctional Template.
Polymer of intrinsic microporosity (PIM-1) is a member of polymers newly synthesized by using bifunctional hydroxylated aromatic and an activated fluorinated monomers [3].