a system of liquids, each partially miscible in the other, existing with a common interface, consisting of a saturated solution of one in the other.
[kon-juh-gey-shuh n] /ˌkɒn dʒəˈgeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. Grammar. 2. an act of joining: a conjugation of related ideas. 3. the state of being joined together; union; conjunction. 4. Biology. /ˌkɒndʒʊˈɡeɪʃən/ noun 1. (grammar) 2. a joining, union, or conjunction 3. a type of sexual reproduction in ciliate protozoans involving the temporary union of two individuals […]
- Conjugation tube
conjugation tube n. A slender tube in certain bacteria and algae that connects two individuals during conjugation and through which the transfer of genetic material occurs. conjugation tube A slender tube in certain bacteria, algae, and fungi that connects two individuals during conjugation and through which the transfer of genetic material occurs.
[verb kon-juh-geyt; adjective, noun kon-juh-git, -geyt] /verb ˈkɒn dʒəˌgeɪt; adjective, noun ˈkɒn dʒə gɪt, -ˌgeɪt/ verb (used with object), conjugated, conjugating. 1. Grammar. 2. to join together, especially in marriage. verb (used without object), conjugated, conjugating. 3. Biology. to unite; to undergo . 4. Grammar. to be characterized by conjugation: The Latin verb esse does […]
- Conjugative plasmid
conjugative plasmid con·ju·ga·tive plasmid (kŏn’jə-gā’tĭv) n. A plasmid that can move from one cell to another during the process of conjugation.