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phosphatase

noun phos·pha·tase \ˈfäs-fə-ˌtās, -ˌtāz\

Definition of PHOSPHATASE

:  an enzyme that accelerates the hydrolysis and synthesis of organic esters of phosphoric acid and the transfer of phosphate groups to other compounds:
a :  alkaline phosphatase
b :  acid phosphatase
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First Known Use of PHOSPHATASE

1912
Medical Dictionary

phosphatase

noun phos·pha·tase \ˈfäs-fə-ˌtās, -ˌtāz\

Medical Definition of PHOSPHATASE

:  an enzyme that accelerates the hydrolysis and synthesis of organic esters of phosphoric acid and the transfer of phosphate groups to other compounds: a :  alkaline phosphatase b :  acid phosphatase

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