Definition of interconvert in English:


transitive verb

[with object]usually be interconverted
  • Cause (two things) to be converted into each other.

    ‘estrogens and androgens are easily interconverted in the laboratory’
    • ‘These two molecules cannot be easily interconverted because of the high energy required to rotate a double bond.’
    • ‘The first are oxidation/reduction reactions that interconvert arsenate to arsenite.’
    • ‘Plato's elements can be interconverted because of the geometric commonalities of their atoms.’
    • ‘Slight heating and cooling are enough to interconvert the gel between its liquid and stable forms.’
    • ‘The generation of asparate occurs by the standard transamination reactions that interconvert amino acids with a-ketoglutarate to form glutamate and glutamate with oxaloacetate to form aspartate.’
    • ‘These authors used a model of sucrose synthesis in sugar cane culm, comprising 11 reactions interconverting hexose and hexose phosphate species, sucrose, and sucrose phosphate.’
    • ‘The liver interconverts them easily when needed.’
    • ‘Therefore it is predicted that the modeled ErbB1-like dimer configuration exists as a subclass among many others, and/or as a dynamic entity that could be interconverted to other dimeric forms.’
    • ‘Inorganic sulphur forms are immobilized to organic sulphur, different organosulphur forms are interconverted, and immobilized sulphur is simultaneously mineralized to yield plant-available inorganic sulphur.’
    • ‘These isomers are all considered to be interconverted in humans, and may be less hepatotoxic than retinol.’
    • ‘Those compounds are interconverted in mitochondria by D - 3-hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase which was previously described by Wakeman and Dakin in dog liver.’
    • ‘To illustrate this point, consider a system containing two converting enzymes E 1 and E 2 (for instance, a protein kinase and a phosphatase) that interconvert substrates W and W *.’
    • ‘Furthermore, HCO - 3 and CO 2 are only slowly interconverted through the apparent absence of carbonic anhydrase activity in the general cytosol.’
    • ‘We note in passing that the timescale of the peptide backbone fluctuations which interconvert open and closed conformations is on the order of ~ 1 ns even for this minimalist elastin model.’



/ˌin(t)ərkənˈvərt/ /ˌɪn(t)ərkənˈvərt/