Definition of tetrameric in US English:

tetrameric

adjective

Chemistry
  • See tetramer

    • ‘Vertebrate hemoglobins are tetrameric molecules comprised of two distinct polypeptide chains.’
    • ‘It is important to note that, in contrast to coral GFP-like proteins, the new Hydrozoa fluorescent proteins are dimeric rather than tetrameric, whereas the new chromoprotein appears to be a monomer.’
    • ‘The expression products of these genes can assemble to various different tetrameric isozymes, and the regulation of this allows the synthesis of organ-specific catalases.’
    • ‘First, by lowering the pH the tetrameric structure of the protein is disrupted and is disassociated into a monomeric structure, which is structurally different from the monomer at normal pH.’
    • ‘For example, plant monomeric forms, composed only of catalytic subunits, are relatively common in plant species and coexist with higher molecular weight forms (presumably tetrameric, according to its molecular size).’

Pronunciation

tetrameric

/ˌtetrəˈmerik/