[ kat-n-eyt ]
/ ˈkæt nˌeɪt /
verb (used with object), cat·e·nat·ed, cat·e·nat·ing.
to link together; form into a connected series: catenated cells.
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Origin of catenate
1615–25; < Latin catēnātus chained, equivalent to catēn(a) a chain + -ātus -ate1
OTHER WORDS FROM catenatein·ter·cat·e·nat·ed, adjectiveun·cat·e·nat·ed, adjective
Words nearby catenate
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Example sentences from the Web for catenate
Catenate: with longitudinal connected elevations like links in a chain.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
British Dictionary definitions for catenate
/ (ˈkætɪˌneɪt) /
biology to arrange or be arranged in a series of chains or rings
another word for catenulate
Derived forms of catenatecatenation, noun
Word Origin for catenate
C17: from Latin catēnāre to bind with chains
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