apyrase


ap·y·rase

noun \ˈa-pə-ˌrās, -ˌrāz\

Definition of APYRASE

:  any of several enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of ATP to AMP with the liberation of phosphate and energy

Origin of APYRASE

adenosine + pyrophosphate + -ase
First Known Use: 1945

ap·y·rase

noun \ˈap-ə-ˌrās, -ˌrāz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of APYRASE

: any of several enzymes that hydrolyze ATP with the liberation of phosphate and energy

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