|a. inflection of a verb for person, number, tense, voice, mood, etc|
|b. the complete set of the inflections of a given verb|
|2.||a joining, union, or conjunction|
|3.||a type of sexual reproduction in ciliate protozoans involving the temporary union of two individuals and the subsequent migration and fusion of the gametic nuclei|
|4.||(in bacteria) the direct transfer of DNA between two cells that are temporarily joined|
|5.||the union of gametes, esp isogametes, as in some algae and fungi|
|6.||the pairing of chromosomes in the early phase of a meiotic division|
|7.||chem the existence of alternating double or triple bonds in a chemical compound, with consequent electron delocalization over part of the molecule|
conjugation con·ju·ga·tion (kŏn'jə-gā'shən)
The temporary union of two bacterial cells during which one cell transfers part or all of its genome to the other.
A process of sexual reproduction in which ciliate protozoans of the same species temporarily couple and exchange genetic material.
A process of sexual reproduction in certain algae and fungi in which temporary or permanent fusion occurs, resulting in the union of the male and female gametes.
The addition of glucuronic or sulfuric acid to certain toxic substances to terminate their biological activity and prepare them for excretion.
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