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A chemical bond formed between adjacent chains of a complex molecule such as a polymer.
v. cross-linked, cross-link·ing, cross-links
To join (adjacent chains of a complex molecule) with cross-links.
To form cross-links.
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(Chemistry) a chemical bond, atom, or group of atoms that connects two adjacent chains of atoms in a large molecule such as a polymer or protein
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cross-link(n. ˈkrɔsˌlɪŋk, ˈkrɒs-; v. -ˈlɪŋk)
1. a bond, atom, or group linking the chains of atoms in a polymer or other complex organic molecule.v.t.
2. to attach by a cross-link.
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|Noun||1.||cross-link - a side bond that links two adjacent chains of atoms in a complex molecule|
|Verb||1.||cross-link - join by creating covalent bonds (of adjacent chains of a polymer or protein)|
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