Michaelis constant

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Mi·​chae·​lis constant | \ mī-ˈkā-ləs- How to pronounce Michaelis constant (audio) , mə-\

Definition of Michaelis constant

: a constant that is a measure of the kinetics of an enzyme reaction and that is equivalent to the concentration of substrate at which the reaction takes place at one half its maximum rate

First Known Use of Michaelis constant

1930, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Michaelis constant

Leonor Michaelis †1949 American biochemist

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Michaelis constant

noun
Mi·​chae·​lis constant | \ mī-ˈkā-ləs-, mə- How to pronounce Michaelis constant (audio) \

Medical Definition of Michaelis constant

: a constant that is a measure of the kinetics of an enzyme reaction and that is equivalent to the concentration of substrate at which the reaction takes place at one half its maximum rate

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