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Borrowed from Latin ligandus, gerundive of ligo (bind).

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ligand (plural ligands)

  1. (chemistry) An ion, molecule, or functional group that binds to another chemical entity to form a larger complex.
  2. (typography) A letter that orthography requires be ligated with one or more other letters.

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