ligate

verb
li·gate | \ ˈlī-ˌgāt , lī-ˈgāt \
ligated; ligating

Definition of ligate 

transitive verb

1 : to tie with a ligature

2 : to join together (something, such as DNA or protein chains) by a chemical process

First Known Use of ligate

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ligate

Latin ligatus

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ligand

ligas

ligase

ligate

ligation

ligative

ligature

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li·gate | \ ˈlī-ˌgāt, lī-ˈ \
ligated; ligating

Medical Definition of ligate 

1 : to tie with a ligature

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

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