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active site

noun

Definition of active site

  1. :  a region on the surface of an enzyme whose shape permits binding only of a specific molecular substrate that then undergoes catalysis



1957

First Known Use of active site

1957


Medical Dictionary

active site

noun

Medical Definition of active site

  1. :  a region especially of a biologically active protein (as an enzyme) where catalytic activity takes place and whose shape permits the binding only of a specific reactant molecule




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