acetaldehydase

noun
ac·​et·​al·​de·​hyd·​ase | \ ˌa-sət-ˌal-də-ˈhī-ˌdās, -sə-ˌtal- \
plural -s

Definition of acetaldehydase

: an enzyme that accelerates the oxidation of acetaldehyde to acetic acid

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First Known Use of acetaldehydase

1916, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acetaldehydase

acetaldehyde + -ase

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“Acetaldehydase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acetaldehydase. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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