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a crosswise connecting part; specif., an atom or group connecting parallel chains in a complex molecule
to join crosswise
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transitive verb cross-linked, cross-link·ing, cross-links
To join (adjacent chains of a polymer or protein) by creating covalent bonds.noun
A chemical bond or link created by cross-linking.