phosphatase

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phos·pha·tase

noun \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

First Known Use of PHOSPHATASE

1912

phos·pha·tase

noun \ˈfäs-fə-ˌtās, -ˌtāz\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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