Definition of catenated in English:

catenated

adjective

technical
  • Connected in a chain or series.

    ‘catenated molecules’
    • ‘Both the single-stranded circles and the double helical circles are catenated molecules.’
    • ‘As to segregation of replicated daughter molecules, to be discussed later, topoisomerase II is thought to locate DNA crossovers such as those present in catenated molecules.’
    • ‘Depending on the nature of the catenated form of the original ligation product, bands corresponding to catenanies or single-stranded circles and their linearized versions were obtained.’
    • ‘These mutants lacked normal conidiophores and phialides and formed rod-shaped, catenated cells directly from hyphae.’

Origin

Late 19th century: past participle of the rare verb catenate, from Latin catenat- ‘chained, fettered’, from the verb catenare, from catena ‘chain’.

Pronunciation

catenated

/ˈkadəˌnātəd/