allosteric

[ al-uh-ster-ik, -steer- ]

adjectiveBiochemistry.
  1. pertaining to regulation of the rate of an enzymatic process.

Origin of allosteric

1
First recorded in 1960–65; allo- + steric

Other words from allosteric

  • al·lo·ster·i·cal·ly, adverb

Words Nearby allosteric

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British Dictionary definitions for allosteric

allosteric

/ (ˌæləʊˈstɪərɪk) /


adjective
  1. biochem of, relating to, or designating a function of an enzyme in which the structure and activity of the enzyme are modified by the binding of a metabolic molecule

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