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 conjugated (1 of 2)

conjugated

/ (ˈkɒndʒʊˌɡeɪtɪd) /

adjective

chem
  1. (of a molecule, compound, or substance) containing two or more double bonds alternating with single bonds
  2. (of a double bond) separated from another double bond by one single bond
chem formed by the union of two compoundsa conjugated protein
Also called: conjugate

British Dictionary definitions for conjugated (2 of 2)

conjugate


verb (ˈkɒndʒʊˌɡeɪt)

adjective (ˈkɒndʒʊɡɪt, -ˌɡeɪt)

noun (ˈkɒndʒʊɡɪt)

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

Derived Forms

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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Medicine definitions for conjugated (1 of 2)

conjugated


adj.

Conjugate.

Medicine definitions for conjugated (2 of 2)

conjugate

[ kŏnjə-gāt′ ]

v.

To undergo conjugation.

adj.

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

n.

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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