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Definition of "subunit" [subunit]

  • A subdivision of a larger unit. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "subunit" in a sentence
  • "Since the gamma subunit is asymmetrical it compels the beta subunits to undergo structural changes."
  • "The gamma subunit is placed as an asymmetrical axle in the cylinder formed by the three alpha and the three beta subunits and has unique contacts with the beta units and forces their active surfaces to assume different three-dimensional structures."
  • "Some seconds later the GTP, bound to the alpha-subunit, is hydrolysed to GDP."