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li·gand

ligand

 
pronunciation:
laI gnd [or] lI gnd
part of speech: noun
definition 1: in biochemistry, a molecule that binds to a target biomolecule, usually a protein.
definition 2: in chemistry, any ion or molecule that forms a complex with a central metal atom.