active centre

  1. biochem the region in an enzyme molecule in which the reactive groups that participate in its action are juxtaposed: Also called: active site

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How to use active centre in a sentence

  • An active centre of origin appears to exist in South-eastern Europe, from which the species radiate out in all directions.

  • There is an active centre of distribution in South-eastern Europe itself, from which species radiate out in all directions.

  • Wallingford, six miles above Streatley, is a very ancient town, and has been an active centre for the making of English history.

    Three Men in a Boat | Jerome K. Jerome
  • At Thebes, then, was the active centre of the influence that drew my friend away from modern things.

    Incredible Adventures | Algernon Blackwood
  • This active centre of the thoughts of a century, was sustained during the whole time by the storm of perpetual political conflict.

    History of the Girondists, Volume I | Alphonse de Lamartine