co-operativity

cooperativity

[koh-op-er-uh-tiv-i-tee]
noun Biochemistry.
the increase or decrease in the rate of interaction between a reactant and a protein as the reactant concentration increases.
Also, co-operativity.


Origin:
cooperative + -ity

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cooperativity (kəʊˌɒpərəˈtɪvɪtɪ)
 
n
biochem, chem an interaction between structural units within a molecule or between molecules in an assemblage that enables the system to respond more sharply to an external change than would isolated units

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