permease


per·me·ase

noun \ˈpər-mē-ˌās, -ˌāz\

Definition of PERMEASE

:  a substance that catalyzes the transport of another substance across a cell membrane

Origin of PERMEASE

International Scientific Vocabulary perme- (from permeate) + -ase
First Known Use: 1957

per·me·ase

noun \-ˌās, -ˌāz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PERMEASE

: a substance that catalyzes the transport of another substance across a plasma membrane

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