interchain

adjective
in·​ter·​chain | \ ˌin-tər-ˈchān How to pronounce interchain (audio) \

Definition of interchain

 (Entry 1 of 2)

chemistry
: existing between or involving two or more chains (as of amino acids) interchain interactions

interchain

verb
interchained; interchaining

Definition of interchain (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

obsolete
: to link (two or more things) together Two bosoms interchained with an oath …— Shakespeare

First Known Use of interchain

Adjective

1954, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1600, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About interchain

Time Traveler for interchain

Time Traveler

The first known use of interchain was in 1600

See more words from the same year

Statistics for interchain

Cite this Entry

“Interchain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interchain. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Return of Name that Color!

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!