constitutive adj : constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup) [syn: constituent(a), constitutional, constitutive(a), organic]
The term "constitutive" might refer to:
- In physics, a constitutive equation is a relation between two physical quantities
- In cell biology, a constitutively active protein is a protein whose activity is constant and active
- Constitutive theory of statehood
- In genetics, constitutive refers to a gene product made all the time. Ie. In the absence of the activator or the repressor, RNA polymerase transcribes the gene constitutively.