constitutive [kän′stə to͞ot΄iv, kän′stətyo͞ot΄iv; kən stich′o͞o tiv΄]
[LL constitutivus: see CONSTITUTE]
1. having power to establish, appoint, or enact
2. making a thing what it is; basic
3. forming a part (of); constituent; component

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  • Constitutive — Con sti*tu tive, a. 1. Tending or assisting to constitute or compose; elemental; essential. [1913 Webster] An ingredient and constitutive part of every virtue. Barrow. [1913 Webster] 2. Having power to enact, establish, or create; instituting;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • constitutive — constitutive. См. конститутивный. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • constitutive — index causal, causative, primary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • constitutive — c.1600, having the power of establishing, also elemental, essential, from M.L. *constitutivus, from constitut , pp. stem of constituere (see CONSTITUTE (Cf. constitute)). Related: Constitutively …   Etymology dictionary

  • Constitutive — The term constitutive might refer to: In physics, a constitutive equation is a relation between two physical quantities. In cell biology, a constitutively active protein is a protein whose activity is constant and active. In ecology, a… …   Wikipedia

  • constitutive — 1. See c. enzyme. 2. In genetics, descriptive of a gene that is controlled by constantly active promoter. * * * con·sti·tu·tive kän(t) stə .t(y)üt iv, kən stich ət iv adj 1 a) of, relating to, or being an enzyme or protein produced in relatively… …   Medical dictionary

  • constitutive — ● constitutif, constitutive adjectif Qui entre nécessairement dans la constitution, la composition de quelque chose ; constituant : L oxygène et l hydrogène sont les éléments constitutifs de l eau. Qui appartient à la nature même de quelque chose …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • constitutive — adjective Date: 1592 1. having the power to enact or establish ; constructive 2. constituent, essential 3. relating to or dependent on constitution < a constitutive property of all electrolytes > • constitutively …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • constitutive — adj. Constitutive is used with these nouns: ↑element …   Collocations dictionary

  • Constitutive heterochromatin — domains are sections of DNA that occur throughout the chromosomes of eukaryotes, but particularly at the centromeres and telomeres. They often consist of very highly condensed, repetitive DNA and are largely transcriptionally silent. These… …   Wikipedia

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