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ligate

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verb li·gate \ˈlī-ˌgāt, lī-ˈ\

Definition of ligate

ligated

ligating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to tie with a ligature

  3. 2 :  to join together (as DNA or protein chains) by a chemical process



Origin and Etymology of ligate

Latin ligatus


First Known Use: 1599


Medical Dictionary

ligate

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transitive verb li·gate \ˈlī-ˌgāt, lī-ˈ\

Medical Definition of ligate

ligated

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ligating

  1. 1:  to tie with a ligature

  2. 2:  to join together (as DNA or protein chains) by a chemical process <the DNA fragments were enzymatically ligated>




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