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Pronunciation: kol'i-ga'shun


  1. A combination in which the components are distinguishable from one another.
  2. The bringing of isolated events into a unified experience.
  3. The formation of a covalent bond by means of two combining groups.

[L. cum, together, + ligo, to bind]

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