Michaelis-Menten hypothesis

[ -mĕntən ]

n.

The hypothesis that a complex is formed between an enzyme and its substrate; the complex then dissociates to yield free enzyme and the reaction products, with the rate of dissociation determining the overall rate of substrate-product conversion.

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