Definition of denaturation in English:

denaturation

noun

  • See denature

    • ‘Various mechanisms that protect the cell from protein denaturation might assist the organism in withstanding different stressful factors, like heat and drought.’
    • ‘In proteins, this process results in denaturation.’
    • ‘When denaturation takes place, some of the physical and biological properties (but not the nutritional qualities) of the proteins are affected.’
    • ‘However, the change in the photovoltage amplitude was at least reversible, and it seems likely that the change was not due to some irreversible denaturation.’
    • ‘This damage may occur in response to anything that will cause protein denaturation including thermal stress, osmotic stress, and chemical damage.’

Pronunciation

denaturation

/diːˌnatʃəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/