prosthetic group


nounBiochemistry.
  1. the nonprotein acid constituent of a conjugate protein, as the heme group of hemoglobin.

Origin of prosthetic group

1
First recorded in 1895–1900

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British Dictionary definitions for prosthetic group

prosthetic group

noun
  1. the nonprotein component of a conjugated protein, such as the lipid group in a lipoprotein

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Scientific definitions for prosthetic group

prosthetic group

  1. The nonprotein component of a conjugated protein, as the heme group in hemoglobin.

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