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site

(sīt),
A place, location, or locus.
Synonym(s): situs
[L. situs]

site

(sīt) a place, position, or locus.
allosteric site  a site on a multi-subunit enzyme that is not the substrate binding site but that when reversibly bound by an effector induces a conformational change in the enzyme, altering its catalytic properties.
antigen-binding site , antigen-combining site the region of the antibody molecule that binds to antigens.
binding site  in an enzyme or other protein, the three-dimensional configuration of specific groups on specific amino acids that binds specific compounds, such as substrates or effectors, with high affinity and specificity.
operator site  a site adjacent to the structural genes in the operon, where repressor molecules are bound, thereby inhibiting the transcription of the genes in the adjacent operon.
restriction site  a base sequence in a DNA segment recognized by a particular restriction endonuclease.

site

Etymology: L, situs, location
1 location. See also situs.
2 a quantum of space occupied and defined by a cluster of people.

site

Genetics
(1) A (fixed) position on a chromosome or gene.
(2) The position occupied by a mutation within a gene.
 
Vox populi
A place; location.

site

(sīt)
A place or location.
Synonym(s): situs.
[L. situs]

site

  1. an area designated for a particular purpose; see SSSI.
  2. (biochemistry) the location of a reaction or process.

site

(sīt)
A place, location, or locus.
[L. situs]
References in classic literature ?
They found that they had been led astray and had gone to the wrong place; they discovered that the accepted site is in the city.
Presently the black warriors began to strike farther and farther south into the heart of the forest when they went to hunt, looking for a site for a new village.
Two hours after the departure of the men into the jungle Virginia heard the fall of axes on timber and knew that the site of her future home had been chosen and the work of clearing begun.
A CERTAIN City desiring to purchase a site for a public Deformatory procured an appropriation from the Government of the country.
On the site of his orchards and vine-yards, of his proud mansion, of his very fish ponds, I have scrawled myself with half a hundred thousand eucalyptus trees.
The barranca is the site of the ancient right of way that in the time of private property in land ran across the holding of one Chauvet, a French pioneer of California who came from his native country in the fabled days of gold.
We had reached a point which, from my map, I imagined must have been about the former site of Erith, when I discovered a small band of antelope a short distance inland.
We was split up into three factions--one wanted the east site and one the south, and one held to the old.
At a certain season of our life we are accustomed to consider every spot as the possible site of a house.
There, between two waters clear as crystal, through the open panels we were allowed to contemplate the beautiful bushes of brilliant coral and large blocks of rock clothed with a splendid fur of green variety of sites and landscapes along these sandbanks and algae and fuci.
The autumn sun, rising over the shire hills, disclosed a pleasant country; woods brown and mellow varied the fields from which the harvest had been lately carried; a river, gliding between the woods, caught on its surface the somewhat cold gleam of the October sun and sky; at frequent intervals along the banks of the river, tall, cylindrical chimneys, almost like slender round towers, indicated the factories which the trees half concealed; here and there mansions, similar to Crimsworth Hall, occupied agreeable sites on the hill-side; the country wore, on the whole, a cheerful, active, fertile look.
He was invited to survey and lay out Skeeterville, a town which the children were getting up in a huckleberry pasture; and he found much amusement in planning little roads, staking off house-lots, attending to the water-works, and consulting with the "selectmen" about the best sites for public buildings; for Mac was a boy still, in spite of his fifteen years and his love of books.