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catenate

[kat-n-eyt] /ˈkæt nˌeɪt/
verb (used with object), catenated, catenating.
1.
to link together; form into a connected series:
catenated cells.
Origin of catenate
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin catēnātus chained, equivalent to catēn(a) a chain + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
intercatenated, adjective
uncatenated, adjective
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catenate

/ˈkætɪˌneɪt/
verb
1.
(biology) to arrange or be arranged in a series of chains or rings
adjective
2.
another word for catenulate
Derived Forms
catenation, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin catēnāre to bind with chains
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