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

Medical Definition of ALLOSTERIC

:  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
al·lo·ste·ri·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
al·lo·ste·ry \ˈal-ō-ˌster-ē, -ˌsti(ə)r-\ noun, plural al·lo·ste·ries


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