hinge region

n.

The portion of a crystalline form of tRNA that deforms to an L shape under electron microscopy.
A short sequence of amino acids that lies at the base of each of the heavy chain regions of an immunoglobin and facilitates flexible movement of the molecule.

Nearby words

  1. hinesville,
  2. hiney,
  3. hinge,
  4. hinge joint,
  5. hinge on,
  6. hinged,
  7. hinged flap,
  8. hingham,
  9. hingis,
  10. hinglish


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