catenate

[kat-n-eyt]

verb (used with object), cat·e·nat·ed, cat·e·nat·ing.

to link together; form into a connected series: catenated cells.

Nearby words

  1. category mistake,
  2. catena,
  3. catenaccio,
  4. catenane,
  5. catenary,
  6. catenation,
  7. catenoid,
  8. catenulate,
  9. cater,
  10. cater-cornered

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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British Dictionary definitions for catenate

catenate

verb

biology to arrange or be arranged in a series of chains or rings

adjective

another word for catenulate
Derived Formscatenation, noun

Word Origin for catenate

C17: from Latin catēnāre to bind with chains

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