acetaldehydase

noun

ac·​et·​al·​de·​hyd·​ase
ˌa-sət-ˌal-də-ˈhī-ˌdās,
-sə-ˌtal-
plural -s
: an enzyme that accelerates the oxidation of acetaldehyde to acetic acid

Word History

Etymology

acetaldehyde + -ase

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acetaldehydase was in 1916

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“Acetaldehydase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acetaldehydase. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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