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active site

ac·tive site
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-tiv sahyt]
    • /ˈæk tɪv saɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-tiv sahyt]
    • /ˈæk tɪv saɪt/

Definition of active site words

  • noun active site the part of an enzyme that interacts with the substrate during catalysis. 1

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Origin of active site

First appearance:

before 1960
One of the 3% newest English words
First recorded in 1960-65

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Parts of speech for Active site

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

active site popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 73% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

active site usage trend in Literature

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