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ligand

noun li·gand \ˈli-gənd, ˈlī-\

Definition of LIGAND

:  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

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ligand

noun li·gand \ˈlig-ənd, ˈlīg-\

Medical Definition of LIGAND

:  a group, ion, or molecule coordinated to a central atom or molecule in a complex
li·gand·ed \-əd\ adjective

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