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Definition of "conjugate" [con•ju•gate]

  • Grammar To inflect (a verb) in its forms for distinctions such as number, person, voice, mood, and tense. (verb-transitive)
  • To join together. (verb-transitive)
  • Biology To undergo conjugation. (verb-intransitive)
  • Grammar To be inflected. (verb-intransitive)
  • Joined together, especially in a pair or pairs; coupled. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "conjugate" in a sentence
  • ""For example, we believe it's feasible to create a C60-vancomycin conjugate that attaches to anthrax while it is still in the spore form.""
  • "Rice Chemistry Professor Lon Wilson decided to create a buckyball-vancomycin conjugate following years of work developing biochemical targeting mechanisms for buckyballs, spherical cages containing 60 carbon molecules."
  • "The polysaccharide attached to the protein is known as a conjugate vaccine."