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* * *li·gate 'lī-.gāt, lī-' vt, li·gat·ed; li·gat·ing1) to tie with a ligature2) to join together (as DNA or protein chains) by a chemical process <the DNA fragments were enzymatically ligated>
* * *li·gate (liґgāt) to tie or bind with a ligature, or otherwise join.
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Ligate — Li gate (l[imac] g[=a]t), v. t. [L. ligatus, p. p. of ligare.] 1. To tie with a ligature; to bind around; to bandage. [1913 Webster] 2. (Molecular biology) To concatenate two strands of (nucleic acid, usually DNA), in an end to end fashion, using … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
ligate — (v.) 1590s, from L. ligatus, pp. of ligare to bind (see LIGAMENT (Cf. ligament)). Related: Ligated; ligating … Etymology dictionary
ligate — [lī′gāt΄] vt. ligated, ligating [< L ligatus, pp. of ligare, to bind, tie: see LIGATURE] to tie or bind with a ligature, as a bleeding artery ligation n … English World dictionary
ligate — transitive verb (ligated; ligating) Etymology: Latin ligatus Date: 1599 1. to tie with a ligature 2. to join together (as DNA or protein chains) by a chemical process … New Collegiate Dictionary
ligate — /luy gayt/, v.t., ligated, ligating. to bind with or as if with a ligature; tie up (a bleeding artery or the like). [1590 1600; < L ligatus (ptp. of ligare to tie, bind); see ATE1] * * * … Universalium
ligate — verb /ˈlaɪɡeɪt/ To bind with a ligature or bandage. See Also: ligase … Wiktionary
ligate — v. tie, fasten together, bind … English contemporary dictionary
ligate — [lɪ geɪt] verb Surgery tie up (an artery or vessel). Origin C16 (earlier (ME) as ligation): from L. ligat , ligare to tie … English new terms dictionary
ligate — li·gate … English syllables
ligate — li•gate [[t]ˈlaɪ geɪt[/t]] v. t. gat•ed, gat•ing to bind with or as if with a ligature • Etymology: 1590–1600; < L ligātus, ptp. of ligāre to tie, bind … From formal English to slang