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cross-link

 [kros´link″]
a bond formed between polymer chains, either between different chains or between different parts of the same chain.
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cross-link

(kros'lingk),
A covalent linkage between two polymers or between two different regions of the same polymer.
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cross-link

(krôs′lĭngk′, krŏs′-)
n.
A chemical bond formed between adjacent chains of a complex molecule such as a polymer.
v. cross-linked, cross-linking, cross-links
v.tr.
To join (adjacent chains of a complex molecule) with cross-links.
v.intr.
To form cross-links.
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