: any of the phosphatases that are enzymes active chiefly in acid medium and occur especially in the prostate gland, liver, spleen, and semen
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Recent Examples on the WebBreitenecker also extracted fluid from the test tube to measure the level of acid phosphatase, which would confirm the existence and approximate timing of the semen release.
Isabel Seliger, ProPublica, 24 May 2021
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Medical Definition of acid phosphatase
: any of the phosphatases that are enzymes active chiefly in acid medium and occur especially in the prostate gland, liver, spleen, and semenIt is clearly important to have an early and unequivocal diagnosis of prostatic carcinoma and small deviations in the level of acid phosphatase in the serum could be due to release from other tissues …— Nicholas C. Price et al., Fundamentals of Enzymology — compare alkaline phosphatase