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synthetase

noun syn·the·tase \ˈsin-thə-ˌtās, -ˌtāz\

Definition of SYNTHETASE

:  an enzyme that catalyzes the linking together of two molecules usually using the energy derived from the concurrent splitting off of a pyrophosphate group from a triphosphate (as ATP) —called also ligase

Origin of SYNTHETASE

synthetic + -ase
First Known Use: 1947

synthetase

noun syn·the·tase \ˈsin-thə-ˌtās, -ˌtāz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SYNTHETASE

:  an enzyme that catalyzes the linking together of two molecules especially by using the energy derived from the concurrent splitting off of a pyrophosphate group from a triphosphate (as ATP)—called also ligase

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