or co-op·er·a·tiv·i·ty

noun Biochemistry.
  1. the increase or decrease in the rate of interaction between a reactant and a protein as the reactant concentration increases.

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British Dictionary definitions for cooperativity


  1. biochem chem an interaction between structural units within a molecule or between molecules in an assemblage that enables the system to respond more sharply to an external change than would isolated units
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