active-site

active site

noun Biochemistry.
the part of an enzyme that interacts with the substrate during catalysis.

Origin:
1960–65

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active site n.
The part of an enzyme molecule at which catalysis of the substrate occurs.

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active site  
The part of an enzyme where the catalytic activity on the substrate takes place. See more at enzyme.
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active site definition


The part of an enzyme or antibody where a chemical reaction occurs.

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