prosthetic group


noun Biochemistry.

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

Origin of prosthetic group

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for prosthetic group

prosthetic group

noun

the nonprotein component of a conjugated protein, such as the lipid group in a lipoprotein
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Medicine definitions for prosthetic group

prosthetic group

n.

The nonprotein component of a conjugated protein, as the heme in hemoglobin.
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Science definitions for prosthetic group

prosthetic group

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