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ligand

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noun li·gand \ˈli-gənd, ˈlī-\

Definition of ligand

  1. :  a group, ion, or molecule coordinated to a central atom or molecule in a complex



Origin of ligand

Latin ligandus, gerundive of ligare


First Known Use: 1949

Rhymes with ligand


Medical Dictionary

ligand

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noun li·gand \ˈlig-ənd, ˈlīg-\

Medical Definition of ligand

  1. :  a group, ion, or molecule coordinated to a central atom or molecule in a complex

  2. li·gand·ed \-əd\play adjective




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "ligand" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "ligand"


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