ligase

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From Latin lig(are) (to bind) +‎ -ase.

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ligase (plural ligases)

  1. (biochemistry) Any of a group of enzymes that catalyze the binding of two molecules; synthetase.
    • 1999, Matt Ridley, Genome, Harper Perennial 2004, p. 244:
      The glue is an enzyme called ligase, which stitches together loose sentences of DNA whenever it comes across them.

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ligase

  1. First-person singular (yo) imperfect subjunctive form of ligar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperfect subjunctive form of ligar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) imperfect subjunctive form of ligar.