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allosteric

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adjective al·lo·ste·ric \ˌa-lō-ˈster-ik, -ˈstir-\

Definition of allosteric

  1. :  of, relating to, undergoing, or being a change in the shape and activity of a protein (as an enzyme) that results from combination with another substance at a point other than the chemically active site

allostericallyplay \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
allosteryplay \ˈa-lō-ˌster-ē, -ˌstir-\ noun


Origin of allosteric

all- + steric


First Known Use: 1962


Medical Dictionary

allosteric

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adjective al·lo·ste·ric \ˌal-ō-ˈster-ik, -ˈsti(ə)r-\

Medical Definition of allosteric

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a change in the shape and activity of a protein (as an enzyme) that results from combination with another substance at a point other than the chemically active site

allosterically \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb
allostery \ˈal-ō-ˌster-ē, -ˌsti(ə)r-\play play noun plural allosteries



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