phosphodiesterase


phos·pho·di·es·ter·ase

noun \-dī-ˈes-tə-ˌrās, -ˌrāz\

Definition of PHOSPHODIESTERASE

:  a phosphatase (as from snake venom) that acts on diesters (as some nucleotides) to hydrolyze only one of the two ester groups

First Known Use of PHOSPHODIESTERASE

1932

phos·pho·di·es·ter·ase

noun \-dī-ˈes-tə-ˌrās, -ˌrāz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PHOSPHODIESTERASE

: a phosphatase (as from snake venom) that acts on diesters (as some nucleotides) to hydrolyze only one of the two ester groups

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