heterodimer

noun
het·​ero·​di·​mer | \ -ˈdī-mər How to pronounce heterodimer (audio) \

Medical Definition of heterodimer

: a protein composed of two polypeptide chains differing in composition in the order, number, or kind of their amino acid residues

Other Words from heterodimer

heterodimeric \ -​dī-​ˈmer-​ik How to pronounce heterodimeric (audio) \ adjective

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“Heterodimer.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/heterodimer. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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