bisintercalator etymology

English word bisintercalator comes from English bis-, English intercalator

Detailed word origin of bisintercalator

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
bis- English (eng) (chemistry, obsolete) A variant of tri- used to indicate that the component that does not take the prefix occurs twice in the compound: a bisoxide is of the form B2O. (mathematics, chemistry) A variant of di-, used for substitutions of two complex rather than simple units.. An occasional variant of bi- prefixed to roots beginning with a vowel, as in bisalternate.
intercalator English (eng) (biochemistry) Any of several classes of small molecule that insert themselves into the structure of DNA. That which intercalates.
bisintercalator English (eng) (organic chemistry, biochemistry) Any compound that binds to DNA via two intercalating groups.

Words with the same origin as bisintercalator

Descendants of bis-
bisacridine bisacrylamide bisadduct bisallene bisallylic bisammonium bisanthrapyrazole bisarylated bisazene bisdigitoxoside biselectrophilic bisenolate bishydroxamic bisintercalating bisligand bismetallated bisoxazoline bisphenol bisphosphate bisphosphine bisporphyrin bisthiourea bisurea cyclobisintercalator