Cofactor definition

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One of two or more contributing factors.
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Any one of two or more factors, the combined effects of which may cause a certain result or condition, esp. a disease.
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(biochem.) An accessory substance, esp. a coenzyme, that must be present for a particular biological reaction to occur.
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A substance, such as a metallic ion or coenzyme, that must be associated with an enzyme for the enzyme to function.
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A substance, such as a metallic ion or coenzyme, that must be associated with an enzyme for the enzyme to function.
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A substance, such as a metallic ion or a coenzyme, that must be associated with an enzyme for the enzyme to function. Cofactors work by changing the shape of an enzyme or by actually participating in the enzymatic reaction.
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(biochemistry) A substance, especially a coenzyme or a metal, that must be present for an enzyme to function.
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(biochemistry) A molecule that binds to and regulates the activity of a protein.
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(mathematics) The result of a number being divided by one of its factors.
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One of two or more contributing factors.
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Noun

Singular:
cofactor
Plural:
cofactors