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[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


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