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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.

cross-link

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

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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cross-link breakers and the glucose lowering series of compounds.
The second step involves stirring into the softened mass a reactive chemical that can cause scission of the sulfar-sulfur bonds to devulcanize the rubber, or at least to reduce the cross-link density significantly.
[23], who stated that an increasing proportion of cross-links within the polymer structure leads to a decreasing swelling capability.
Spearman's correlation coefficient test was used to examine the relationship between the level of collagen cross-links and the size of fibroid tumors, cell proliferation, and differentiation markers in UF.
They were made acellualr using different protocols and were cross-linked with different cross-linking agents.
In cross-linked porcine eyes, a markedly increased resistance against pepsin, trypsin and collagenase digestion was described?
In an article published in the 15 April 1998 issue of Nucleic Acids Research, the scientists found that Cr(III)-glutathione cross-links exhibited the greatest mutagenicity of the adducts studied, with a mutation frequency five times greater than background.
Comparison of the concentrations of free forms of cross-links measured with the Cross Links with the mean of duplicate results of the Pyrilinks-D kit in 35 urine samples yielded: ELISA = 0.865 ([+ or -] 0.0519) X Beckman + 3.71 (4.489), SXly = 10.3 (r = 0.947).
Much of the polymer work in our group has revolved around solvent-swollen cross-linked polymer gels.