[kon-juh-guh l] /ˈkɒn dʒə gəl/
of, relating to, or characteristic of marriage:
pertaining to the relation between marriage partners.
of or relating to marriage or the relationship between husband and wife: conjugal rights
1540s, from Middle French conjugal (13c.), from Latin coniugalis “relating to marriage,” from coniunx (genitive coniugis) “spouse,” related to coniugare “to join together,” from com- “together” (see com-) + iugare “to join,” from iugum “yoke” (see jugular).
A descriptive term for the relationship between married persons. A conjugal family is the same as a nuclear family, composed of married parents and their children. Conjugal relatives (in-laws) trace their relations through the marriage of their respective blood relatives.
plural noun 1. the sexual rights and privileges conferred on spouses by the marriage bond.
[kon-juh-guh nt] /ˈkɒn dʒə gənt/ noun, Biology. 1. either of two organisms participating in the process of conjugation. /ˈkɒndʒʊɡənt/ noun 1. either of a pair of organisms or gametes undergoing conjugation conjugant con·ju·gant (kŏn’jə-gənt) n. Either of a pair of organisms, cells, or gametes undergoing conjugation.
conjugata con·ju·ga·ta (kon- jū-gā’tā) n. Conjugate.
[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 […]