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Definition of "ligands" []

  • Plural form of ligand. (noun)

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Use "ligands" in a sentence
  • "The chemicals that attach to receptors are called ligands, from the Latin word ligandus, “that which bonds.”"
  • "On the more inorganic side, we have systematically explored the geometries, polytopal rearrangement and substitution site preferences of five, six, seven and eight coordination, the factors that influence whether certain ligands will bridge or not, the constraints of metal-metal bonding, and the geometry of uranyl and other actinide complexes."
  • "They looked at the correlation of ligand structure with enzyme domains, and propose a method to identify cognate ligands, that is, ligands that are present in vivo and are required for a functional metobolome."