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prosthetic group

noun, Biochemistry
1.
the nonprotein acid constituent of a conjugate protein, as the heme group of hemoglobin.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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  • All enzymes are proteins with a prosthetic group attached.
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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prosthetic group in Medicine

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

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