contiguous chain

contiguous chain

[kən′tig·yə·wəs ′chān]
(astronomy)
A crater chain in which successive craters are in contact.
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Defects in the linking sites of these proteins can interrupt the contiguous chain of cell adhesion, particularly under conditions of increased mechanical stress or stretch, leading to cell death, progressive loss of myocardium and fibro-fatty replacement.
"We're often described as a contiguous chain, and being contiguous makes a lot of sense for CVS," he explains.