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bound form

n.
1. A linguistic element that always occurs as part of another word, such as -ly in lovely.
2. The form taken by a noun in a Semitic language when the noun is followed directly by a possessor noun or by a possessive pronoun suffix.
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Noun1.bound form - a morpheme that occurs only as part of a larger construction; eg an -s at the end of plural nouns
morpheme - minimal meaningful language unit; it cannot be divided into smaller meaningful units
combining form - a bound form used only in compounds; "`hemato-' is a combining form in words like `hematology'"
affix - a linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected or derived form
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Generalised--where the membrane bound form of enzyme is deficient in all tissues causing severe developmental abnormalities.
To a question, Shah said that Volume-X was received in bound form and they had sent its certain portions to investigation officers of two separate regions including Lahore and Rawalpindi.
Phenolic acids in cereal grains are in free, soluble conjugates, and bound forms. The majority of them existed in bound form, esterified to cell wall material in bran [16, 22].
And Figure 3 shows the distribution of glycolytic enzymes between soluble and bound form in LL muscle.
In a bound form, controls can be linked to specific data by setting the Control Source property to the appropriate field from the record source.
Testosterone circulates in the blood in a free (unbound) form and a bound form. (14) Sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) and albumin are the primary sources of binding of testosterone.
In current vitamin D assays, blood samples must be prepared and processed to release vitamin from its bound form before it can be measured with an assay.
Many illustrated manuscripts are no longer in bound form because Western sellers sold them page-by-page, presumably to maximize their profits.
Even in the weaker, bound form, the counterfactual Ramsey Test makes counterfactuals subject to the very argument that Lewis used to argue against the indicative version of the Ramsey Test.
However, all of it was probably present in the bound form.
The decrease in brain level of TRP may be due to a decrease in plasma free fraction of TRP as more TRP is present in bound form with albumin, thus decreasing the uptake of TRP from plasma to brain.
GeoVax's vaccines are unique in expressing virus like particles that display the trimeric membrane bound form of the HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein.