The portion of the amino acid sequence of an antibody’s heavy or light chains that determines the class of the antibody and does not vary within a given class. The constant region terminates in a free carboxyl group (COOH). Unlike the variable region, the constant region does not interact with antigens. Compare variable region.
[kuh n-stey-tiv] /kənˈsteɪ tɪv/ Philosophy, Linguistics adjective 1. (of an utterance) describing a state of affairs; making a statement that can be said to be true or false. noun 2. a constative utterance.
/ˌkɒnstəˈteɪʃən/ noun 1. the process of verification 2. a statement or assertion
[kon-stuh-leyt] /ˈkɒn stəˌleɪt/ verb (used with or without object), constellated, constellating. 1. to cluster together, as stars in a . /ˈkɒnstɪˌleɪt/ verb 1. to form into clusters in or as if in constellations
[kon-stuh-ley-shuh n] /ˌkɒn stəˈleɪ ʃən/ noun 1. Astronomy. 2. Astrology. 3. a group or configuration of ideas, feelings, characteristics, objects, etc., that are related in some way: a constellation of qualities that made her particularly suited to the job. 4. any brilliant, outstanding group or assemblage: a constellation of great scientists. /ˌkɒnstɪˈleɪʃən/ noun 1. 2. […]