aldolase

noun
al·​dol·​ase | \ ˈal-də-ˌlās How to pronounce aldolase (audio) , -ˌlāz \

Definition of aldolase

: a crystalline enzyme that occurs widely in living systems and catalyzes reversibly the cleavage of a phosphorylated fructose into triose sugars

First Known Use of aldolase

1940, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aldolase

aldol + -ase

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“Aldolase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aldolase. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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aldolase

noun
al·​dol·​ase | \ ˈal-də-ˌlās, -ˌlāz How to pronounce aldolase (audio) \

Medical Definition of aldolase

: 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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