Origin of conjugate

1425–75; late Middle English (adj.) < Latin conjugātus (past participle of conjugāre to yoke together), equivalent to con- con- + jug(um) yoke1 + -ātus -ate1


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British Dictionary definitions for conjugate


verb (ˈkɒndʒʊˌɡeɪt)

adjective (ˈkɒndʒʊɡɪt, -ˌɡeɪt)

noun (ˈkɒndʒʊɡɪt)

one of a pair or set of conjugate substances, values, quantities, words, etc

Derived forms of conjugate

Word Origin for conjugate

C15: from Latin conjugāre to join together, from com- together + jugāre to marry, connect, from jugum a yoke
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Medical definitions for conjugate

[ kŏnjə-gāt′ ]


To undergo conjugation.


Joined together, especially in pairs.
Pertaining to an acid and a base that are related by the difference of a proton.


A distance between the points on the periphery of the pelvic canal, especially the promontory of the sacrum and the upper edge of the pubic symphysis.anteroposterior diameter conjugate diameter conjugate of inlet internal conjugate true conjugate
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