coordinate bond

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co·or·di·nate bond

(kō-ôr′dn-ĭt, -āt′)
n.
A covalent chemical bond between two atoms that is produced when one atom shares a pair of electrons with another atom lacking such a pair. Also called semipolar bond.
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