orthosteric etymology

English word orthosteric comes from English ortho-, English steric

Detailed word origin of orthosteric

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ortho- English (eng) (chemistry) Having an extra proportion of water. (chemistry) in isomeric benzene derivatives, having the two substituents in adjacent positions (compare meta- and para-). (physics) of any molecule of the form X2 in which the two nuclei have parallel spin. Straight, right, proper.
steric English (eng) (chemistry) Relating to or involving the arrangement of atoms in space.. Of the repulsion of atoms due to closeness or arrangement.
orthosteric English (eng) (biochemistry) Describing the primary, unmodulated binding site (on a receptor) of a ligand.

Words with the same origin as orthosteric

Descendants of ortho-
orthite orthoacid orthoboric orthocenter orthodata orthoester orthoevolution orthograde orthographical orthohedron orthohelium orthohydrogen orthonormal orthonormalised orthopedics orthophenylene orthopinacoid orthopnea orthopositronium orthoquartzite orthorectify orthosymplectic orthotropy orthotypography