Meaning of COFACTOR in English


/koh"fak'teuhr/ , n.

1. Biochem. any of various organic or inorganic substances necessary to the function of an enzyme.

2. Math.

a. a prefactor or postfactor.

b. the product of the minor of a given element of a matrix times -1 raised to the power of the sum of the indices of the row and column crossed out in forming the minor.

[ 1935-40; CO- + FACTOR ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .