[noun kraws-lingk, kros-; verb kraws-lingk, kros-] /noun ˈkrɔsˌlɪŋk, ˈkrɒs-; verb ˈkrɔsˈlɪŋk, ˈkrɒs-/ Chemistry
a bond, atom, or group linking the chains of atoms in a polymer, protein, or other complex organic molecule.
verb (used with object)
to attach by a cross-link.
a chemical bond, atom, or group of atoms that connects two adjacent chains of atoms in a large molecule such as a polymer or protein
[kraws-lingk-ker, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌlɪŋk kər, ˈkrɒs-/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a substance or agent, such as radiation, that induces the formation of .
- Cross-lot bracing
[kraws-lot, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌlɒt, ˈkrɒs-/ noun, Engineering, Building Trades. 1. bracing extending from one side of an excavation to the opposite to retain the earth on both sides.
[kraws-lee, kros-] /ˈkrɔs li, ˈkrɒs-/ adverb 1. in a or angry manner.
/ˈkrɒsmən/ noun 1. Richard (Howard Stafford). 1907–74, British Labour politician. His diaries, published posthumously as the Crossman Papers (1975), revealed details of cabinet discussions