adenylate cyclase

noun
ad·​e·​nyl·​ate cy·​clase | \ ə-ˌde-nə-lət-ˈsī-ˌklās How to pronounce adenylate cyclase (audio) , -ˌlāt-, -ˌklāz; ˌa-də-ˌni-lət-, -ə-ˌlāt- \

Definition of adenylate cyclase

: an enzyme that catalyzes the formation of cyclic AMP from ATP

First Known Use of adenylate cyclase

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adenylate cyclase

adenylate "a salt of adenylic acid," from adenyl(ic acid) + ate entry 1

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“Adenylate cyclase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adenylate%20cyclase. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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adenylate cyclase

noun
ade·​nyl·​ate cyclase | \ ə-ˌden-ᵊl-ət- How to pronounce adenylate cyclase (audio) , ˌad-ᵊn-(ˌ)il- How to pronounce adenylate cyclase (audio) , -ˌāt- How to pronounce adenylate cyclase (audio) \

Medical Definition of adenylate cyclase

: an enzyme that catalyzes the formation of cyclic AMP from ATP

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