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cleave to (one)

To have sexual intercourse with one's spouse only, and no one else. I would never cheat on my husband—after all, I vowed to cleave to him until my dying day.
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cleave to someone

to be sexually faithful, usually to one's husband. (Biblical. As in the traditional marriage ceremony, "And cleave only unto him.") She promised to cleave only to him for the rest of her life.
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To evaluate the percentage of cleaved PS vs total PS, we quantified the two molecular forms of PS in the pool vs calibration curves constructed, respectively, by adding purified PS and purified FXa-cleaved PS to PS-depleted plasma (Diagnostica Stago).
The combination of 2 different types of NHL composed of small cleaved cell lymphoma and diffuse large cell lymphoma is the most common variant, accounting for up to 58% of cases.
Another series of ADCs were prepared using enzyme-cleavable linkers that are highly stable in plasma, but that are rapidly cleaved inside of cells by enzymes such as cathepsin B.
The intrusion is in contact with cleaved and hornfelsed clastic sedimentary rocks of the Rossland Group, which appears to form pendants in the roof of the intrusion.
The envelope protein, called gp160, is normally cleaved into two pieces during virual replication inside white blood cells.
NanoCleave(TM) is a bond and separation method where the SOI film is cleaved from an epitaxy grown "donor" silicon wafer bonded to a device (or "handle") wafer, thus forming the completed silicon-on-insulator wafer.
The hemagglutinins of viral strains whose infectivity was not activated by the bacterial enzyme were not cleaved by the bacterial enzyme.
NanoCleave(TM) is a bond and separation method where the SOI film is cleaved from a "donor" silicon wafer bonded to a device (or "handle") wafer, thus forming the completed silicon-on-insulator wafer.
Seed proteins are often made out of components cleaved from a precursor molecule.
Once synthesis is complete, the DNA must be cleaved and "deprotected.