catenate

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cat·en·ate

(kat'en-āt),
To connect in a series of links like a chain; for example, two rings of mitochondrial DNA are often catenated.
[L. catenatus, chained together, fr. catena, chain]

cat·en·ate

(kat'ĕn-āt)
To connect in a series of links like a chain.
[L. catenatus, chained together, fr. catena, chain]