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noun \ˈgāt\

Medical Definition of GATE

:  a molecule or part of a molecule (as an amino acid sequence in a protein) that acts (as by a change in conformation) in response to a stimulus to permit or block passage through a cell membrane


July 04, 2015
stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
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