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[n. kraws-lingk, kros-; v. kraws-lingk, kros-] /n. ˈkrɔsˌlɪŋk, ˈkrɒs-; v. ˈkrɔsˈlɪŋk, ˈkrɒs-/
noun
1.
a bond, atom, or group linking the chains of atoms in a polymer, protein, or other complex organic molecule.
verb (used with object)
2.
to attach by a cross-link.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
Related forms
cross-linking, noun
cross-linkable, adjective
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  • A crosslink suggests a branch point from which four or more distinct chains emanate.
British Dictionary definitions for crosslink

cross-link

noun
1.
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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