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constitutive

constitutive

adjective con·sti·tu·tive \ˈkän(t)-stə-ˌtü-tiv, -ˌtyü-; kən-ˈsti-chə-tiv\

Definition of CONSTITUTIVE

1
:  having the power to enact or establish :  constructive
3
:  relating to or dependent on constitution <a constitutive property of all electrolytes>
con·sti·tu·tive·ly adverb

Examples of CONSTITUTIVE

  1. <the proposition that liberty and justice are constitutive elements of an enlightened society>

First Known Use of CONSTITUTIVE

1592

Rhymes with CONSTITUTIVE

constitutive

adjective con·sti·tu·tive \ˈkän(t)-stə-ˌt(y)üt-iv, kən-ˈstich-ət-iv\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CONSTITUTIVE

1
a :  of, relating to, or being an enzyme or protein produced in relatively constant amounts in all cells of an organism without regard to cell environmental conditions (as the concentration of a substrate)—compare inducible a b :  controlling production of or coding genetic information for a constitutive enzyme or protein <constitutive genes> <constitutive mutations>
2
:  being chromatin of a chromosomal region that is condensed into heterochromatin in all cells of an organism rather than just some
con·sti·tu·tive·ly adverb

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