constitutive

adjective con·sti·tu·tive \ ˈkän(t)-stə-ˌtü-tiv , -ˌtyü- ; kən-ˈsti-chə-tiv \

Definition of constitutive

1 : having the power to enact or establish : constructive
3 : relating to or dependent on constitution
  • a constitutive property of all electrolytes

constitutively

adverb

Examples of constitutive in a Sentence

  1. the proposition that liberty and justice are constitutive elements of an enlightened society

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First Known Use of constitutive

1592


Medical Dictionary

constitutive

adjective con·sti·tu·tive \ ˈkän(t)-stə-ˌt(y)üt-iv , kən-ˈstich-ət-iv \

medical Definition of constitutive

1 a : of, relating to, or being an enzyme or protein produced in relatively constant amounts in all cells of an organism without regard to cell environmental conditions (as the concentration of a substrate) — compare inducible a
b : controlling production of or coding genetic information for a constitutive enzyme or protein
  • constitutive genes
  • constitutive mutations
2 : being chromatin of a chromosomal region that is condensed into heterochromatin in all cells of an organism rather than just some

constitutively

adverb


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