allosteric

[ al-uh-ster-ik, -steer- ]
/ ˌæl əˈstɛr ɪk, -ˈstɪər- /

adjective Biochemistry.

pertaining to regulation of the rate of an enzymatic process.

Nearby words

  1. allopurinol,
  2. allorhythmia,
  3. allosaur,
  4. allosaurus,
  5. allosome,
  6. allosteric site,
  7. allosterism,
  8. allot,
  9. allotment,
  10. allotransplant

Origin of allosteric

First recorded in 1960–65; allo- + steric

Related formsal·lo·ster·i·cal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for allosteric

allosteric

/ (ˌæləʊˈstɪərɪk) /

adjective

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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