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Noun: cross-link  'krós,lingk
  1. A side bond that links two adjacent chains of atoms in a complex molecule
    - cross-linkage
Verb: cross-link  'krós,lingk
  1. Join by creating covalent bonds (of adjacent chains of a polymer or protein)

Derived forms: cross-links, cross-linking, cross-linked

Type of: bond, chemical bond, conjoin, join

Encyclopedia: Cross-link