Mi·​chae·​lis-Men·​ten kinetics | \ -ˈmen-tən- How to pronounce Michaelis-Menten kinetics (audio) \

Medical Definition of Michaelis-Menten kinetics

: the behavior of an enzyme-catalyzed reaction with a single substrate especially as exhibited by plotting the velocity of the reaction against the concentration of the substrate which yields a hyperbolic curve approaching a horizontal asymptote rather than yielding a straight line as in nonenzymatic reactions and which has an equation of the form where v is the velocity of the reaction, V is the asymptotic value of the velocity, Km is the Michaelis constant, and s is the concentration of the substrate

Learn More About Michaelis-Menten kinetics

Dictionary Entries Near Michaelis-Menten kinetics

Michaelis constant

Michaelis-Menten kinetics

Michel clip

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Michaelis-Menten kinetics.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Michaelis-Menten%20kinetics. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!