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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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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glandula, the fused setules are approximately 23 in number and span the same proximal-distal region of the setae as do the cross-linkages within podites.
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Appendix: Cassel Competence Grid (CCG) Professional Methodological competence competence Differentiation Positive remarks concerning problem the structuring of the discussion Problem identifying a (partial) Clarifying/concretization problem ensuring contributions are to the Describing a problem point, clarifying illustrating problems Procedural suggestion suggestions for further procedure Cross-linkage problem Procedural question questions about further procedure Connections with Prioritising problems stressing main topics e.g.
The number of branching points increased with conversion almost linearly up to about two branches (equivalent to one cross-linkage) per polymer molecule at high conversions.
Concentration of ether-linked ferulic acid, a measure of lignin/polysaccharide cross-linkage by ferulates, is only poorly correlated with cell-wall degradability in grasses (Jung and Vogel, 1992; Jung and Buxton, 1994).
ARS horticulturist Roy McDonald is working with peroxidases--proteins that limit penetration of disease pathogens and, possibly, insects by increasing the cross-linkage of plant cell wall components.
The result is a three-dimenstional network of cross-linkage that is extremely strong and durable.
The denominator implies the contribution of all cross-linkage during the whole reaction to the change of G', and the numerator implies the contribution of formed cross-linkage before time t to the change of G'.
Promote extensive R and D cross-linkages between private corporations and the academia/government as a means to spawn high-impact consumer and industrial products, create new jobs in industries and generate new revenue sources.
Dharmashaktu, Principal Advisor, Public Health, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, in his address on the concluding day reiterated India's resolve to eliminate filariasis and other neglected tropical diseases and the importance of cross-linkages with other health programmes.