allosteric

adjective
al·​lo·​ste·​ric | \ˌa-lō-ˈster-ik, -ˈstir- \

Definition of allosteric 

: of, relating to, undergoing, or being a change in the shape and activity of a protein (such as an enzyme) that results from combination with another substance at a point other than the chemically active site

Other Words from allosteric

allosterically \-​i-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb
allostery \ˈa-​lō-​ˌster-​ē, -​ˌstir-​ \ noun

First Known Use of allosteric

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for allosteric

all- + steric

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allosteric

adjective
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

Other Words from allosteric

allosterically \-​i-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb
allostery \ˈal-​ō-​ˌster-​ē, -​ˌsti(ə)r-​ \ noun plural allosteries

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