AskDefine | Define conjugal

Dictionary Definition

conjugal adj : of or relating to marriage or to the relationship between a wife and husband; "connubial bliss"; "conjugal visits" [syn: connubial]

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Alternative spellings


  1. Of, or relating to marriage, or the relationship of spouses


of, or relating to marriage, or the relationship of spouses
  • Finnish: aviollinen

Extensive Definition

Conjugal redirects here. For the type of prison visit, see conjugal visit.
Conjugation may refer to:
In mathematics:
In the biosciences:
  • In biology, transmission of DNA without fusion of gametes. This includes bacterial conjugation, which takes place without fusion; conjugation in ciliates, which involves fusion of nuclei but not cells; and conjugation in certain algae and fungi, which involves fusion of cells but not filaments.
  • In immunology, a conjugate vaccine
  • In metabolism, conjugation is a biochemical process to bind a substance to an acid and thereby deactivating its biological activity, making it water-soluble, and facilitating its excretion.
In chemistry:
  • a conjugate acid-base pair is one base and one acid which differ from each other by one proton (H+), as defined by the Brønsted-Lowry acid-base theory
  • In organic chemistry, a conjugated system is a system of atoms covalently bonded with alternating single and multiple bonds.
  • In biochemistry: (see metabolism above)
In physics:
conjugal in Catalan: Conjugació
conjugal in German: Konjugation
conjugal in Spanish: Conjugación
conjugal in French: Conjugaison (homonymie)
conjugal in Italian: Coniugazione
conjugal in Japanese: 共役
conjugal in Polish: Koniugacja
conjugal in Portuguese: Conjugação
conjugal in Swedish: Konjugation
conjugal in Chinese: 共轭

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