aldolase

noun

al·​dol·​ase ˈal-də-ˌlās How to pronounce aldolase (audio)
-ˌlāz
: a crystalline enzyme that occurs widely in living systems and catalyzes reversibly the cleavage of a phosphorylated fructose into triose sugars

Word History

Etymology

aldol + -ase

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aldolase was in 1940

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“Aldolase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aldolase. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

aldolase

noun
al·​dol·​ase ˈal-də-ˌlās, -ˌlāz How to pronounce aldolase (audio)
: a crystalline enzyme that occurs widely in living systems and catalyzes reversibly the cleavage of a fructose ester into triose sugars

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