noun ure·ase \ˈyr-ē-ˌās, -ˌāz\

Definition of UREASE

:  an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of urea

First Known Use of UREASE



noun ure·ase \ˈyr-ē-ˌās, -ˌāz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of UREASE

:  a crystallizable enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of urea into ammonia and carbon dioxide, is present in the alkaline fermentation of urine, and is produced by many bacteria and found in various seeds


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