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catenate

[kat-n-eyt]
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verb (used with object), cat·e·nat·ed, cat·e·nat·ing.
  1. 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
Related formsin·ter·cat·e·nat·ed, adjectiveun·cat·e·nat·ed, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Catenate: with longitudinal connected elevations like links in a chain.

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British Dictionary definitions for catenate

catenate

verb
  1. biology to arrange or be arranged in a series of chains or rings
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adjective
  1. another word for catenulate
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Derived Formscatenation, noun

Word Origin

C17: from Latin catēnāre to bind with chains
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