Definition of cross-linkage in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkrôsˌliNGkij/ /ˈkrɔsˌlɪŋkɪdʒ/


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‘These processes can break chemical bonds, produce highly reactive free radicals, and produce new chemical bonds and cross-linkage between macromolecules.’
  • ‘The gelatin is hardened during manufacture by cross-linkage of the polypeptides.’
  • ‘Collagen synthesis and cross-linkage is responsible for vascular integrity and strength of new capillary beds.’
  • ‘Animal studies show vitamin A may increase both collagen cross-linkage and wound-breaking strength.’
  • ‘It suggested that the photooxidation caused a cross-linkage of lysosomal membrane proteins.’