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cognate

describes two biomolecules that normally interact such as an enzyme and its normal substrate or a receptor and its normal ligand.

cognate cooperation
cooperation between T and B lymphocytes when both recognize epitopes on the same antigen.
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61) In this kind of kinship system (graphed in Figure 2), where neither patriliny nor cognation nor primogeniture prevail, the bond between maternal uncle and uterine nephew eclipses the bond between father and son.
BikePark Wales is part of the Cognation project that is investing in mountain biking throughout South Wales to boost the country's tourism industry.
What interests me above all in the editors' introduction is the significance of the dialogue with African anthropology in the description and analysis of ancestorship in Borneo and the wider Austronesian world, which echoes the early post-Second World War debates conducted by researchers such as Derek Freeman with regard to cognation and its relationship to African unilineal descent systems.
In a number of native title cases it has been put to the court that a shift from patrilineal inheritance to cognation has occurred even though the applicants plead that theirs has always been a cognatic system of kinship.
However, all of these and other following hypotheses could only make a basic assertion of cognation, and many details refused to fall into place.
Watson, and Maila Stivens focus on cognation and unilineal descent.