[lahy-geys, -geyz] /ˈlaɪ geɪs, -geɪz/
any of a class of enzymes that catalyze the joining of two molecules by formation of a covalent bond accompanied by the hydrolysis of ATP.
any of a class of enzymes that catalyse the formation of covalent bonds and are important in the synthesis and repair of biological molecules, such as DNA
ligase li·gase (lī’gās’, -gāz’)
Any of a class of enzymes, including the carboxylases, that catalyze the linkage of two molecules, generally utilizing ATP as the energy donor. Also called synthetase.
[lahy-geyt] /ˈlaɪ geɪt/ verb (used with object), ligated, ligating. 1. to bind with or as if with a ; tie up (a bleeding artery or the like). /ˈlaɪɡeɪt/ verb 1. (transitive) to tie up or constrict (something) with a ligature v. 1590s, from Latin ligatus, past participle of ligare “to bind” (see ligament). Related: Ligated; […]
[lahy-gey-shuh n] /laɪˈgeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of , especially of surgically tying up a bleeding artery. 2. anything that binds or ties up; . n. 1590s, from Middle French ligation, from Late Latin ligationem (nominative ligatio), noun of action from past participle stem of ligare “to bind” (see ligament). ligation li·ga·tion (lī-gā’shən) n.
[lig-uh-cher, -choo r] /ˈlɪg ə tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər/ noun 1. the act of binding or tying up: The ligature of the artery was done with skill. 2. anything that serves for binding or tying up, as a band, bandage, or cord. 3. a tie or bond: the ligature of mutual need that bound them together. 4. […]
[lahy-juh ns, lee-] /ˈlaɪ dʒəns, ˈli-/ noun 1. Chiefly Law. the territory subject to a sovereign or lord. 2. Archaic. .