conjugation

Definitions of conjugation
  1. noun
    the state of being joined together
    synonyms: colligation, conjunction, junction
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    types:
    anastomosis, inosculation
    a natural or surgical joining of parts or branches of tubular structures so as to make or become continuous
    synapse
    the junction between two neurons (axon-to-dendrite) or between a neuron and a muscle
    myoneural junction, neuromuscular junction
    the junction between a nerve fiber and the muscle it supplies
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    unification, union
    the state of being joined or united or linked
  2. noun
    the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes
    synonyms: coupling, mating, pairing, sexual union, union
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    assortative mating
    mating of individuals having more traits in common than likely in random mating
    disassortative mating
    mating of individuals having traits more dissimilar than likely in random mating
    cross, crossbreeding, crossing, hybridisation, hybridization, hybridizing, interbreeding
    (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
    inbreeding
    the act of mating closely related individuals
    service, servicing
    the act of mating by male animals
    dihybrid cross
    hybridization using two traits with two alleles each
    monohybrid cross
    hybridization using a single trait with two alleles (as in Mendel's experiments with garden peas)
    reciprocal, reciprocal cross
    hybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype
    test-cross, testcross
    a cross between an organism whose genotype for a certain trait is unknown and an organism that is homozygous recessive for that trait so the unknown genotype can be determined from that of the offspring
    type of:
    sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice
    activities associated with sexual intercourse
  3. noun
    the act of making or becoming a single unit
    synonyms: jointure, unification, union, uniting
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    Antonyms:
    disunion
    the termination or destruction of union
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    coalescence, coalescency, coalition, concretion, conglutination
    the union of diverse things into one body or form or group; the growing together of parts
    reunification, reunion
    the act of coming together again
    tribalisation, tribalization
    the act of making tribal; unification on a tribal basis
    umbrella
    having the function of uniting a group of similar things
    homecoming
    an annual school or university reunion for graduates
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    combination, combining, compounding
    the act of combining things to form a new whole
  4. noun
    the inflection of verbs
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    type of:
    inflection, inflexion
    a change in the form of a word (usually by adding a suffix) to indicate a change in its grammatical function
  5. noun
    the complete set of inflected forms of a verb
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    type of:
    set
    a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
  6. noun
    a class of verbs having the same inflectional forms
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    type of:
    category, class, family
    a collection of things sharing a common attribute
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