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 and Etymology of ligand

Latin ligandus, gerundive of ligare


First Known Use: 1949


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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

liganded

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