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aldolase

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noun al·dol·ase \ˈal-də-ˌlās, -ˌlāz\

Definition of aldolase

  1. :  a crystalline enzyme that occurs widely in living systems and catalyzes reversibly the cleavage of a phosphorylated fructose into triose sugars



Origin of aldolase

aldol + -ase


First Known Use: 1940


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aldolase

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noun al·dol·ase \ˈal-də-ˌlās, -ˌlāz\

Medical Definition of aldolase

  1. :  a crystalline enzyme that occurs widely in living systems and catalyzes reversibly the cleavage of a fructose ester into triose sugars




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