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kinase

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noun ki·nase \ˈkī-ˌnās, -ˌnāz\

Definition of kinase

  1. :  any of various enzymes that catalyze the transfer of phosphate groups from a high-energy phosphate-containing molecule (as ATP) to a substrate — compare protein kinase




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kinase

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noun ki·nase \ˈkī-ˌnās, -ˌnāz\

Medical Definition of kinase

  1. :  any of various enzymes that catalyze the transfer of phosphate groups from a high-energy phosphate-containing molecule (as ATP or ADP) to a substrate—called also phosphokinase




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