Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Medical Dictionary

allosteric

play play
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



Learn More about allosteric


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up allosteric? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a smart aleck

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

maudlin angry prompt oily
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ