Definition of Cofactor

1. Noun. A substance (as a coenzyme) that must join with another to produce a given result.

Generic synonyms: Chemical Compound, Compound



Definition of Cofactor

1. Noun. a contributing factor ¹

2. Noun. (biochemistry) a substance, especially a coenzyme or a metal, that must be present for an enzyme to function ¹

3. Noun. (biochemistry) a molecule that binds to and regulates the activity of a protein ¹

4. Noun. (mathematics) the result of a number being divided by one of its factors ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cofactor

1. a coenzyme [n -S] - See also: coenzyme

Medical Definition of Cofactor

1. Inorganic complement of an enzyme reaction, usually a metal ions. See: coenzyme. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cofactor

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coextensive
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coextensiveness
coextinction
coextinctions
coextraction
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coextrusion
coextrusions
cofactor (current term)
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coffa
coffed
coffee

Literary usage of Cofactor

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1. The Theory of Determinants in the Historical Order of Development by Thomas Muir (1906)
"... the differential-quotients of /„ with respect to xn+t, this differential-quotient being in fact the last element of all and having B for its cofactor. ..."

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