anticholinesterase

noun
an·​ti·​cho·​lin·​es·​ter·​ase | \ ˌan-tē-ˌkō-lə-ˈne-stə-ˌrās How to pronounce anticholinesterase (audio) , -ˌrāz, ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anticholinesterase (audio) \

Definition of anticholinesterase

: a substance (such as neostigmine) that inhibits a cholinesterase by combination with it

First Known Use of anticholinesterase

1942, in the meaning defined above

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“Anticholinesterase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anticholinesterase. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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anticholinesterase

noun
an·​ti·​cho·​lin·​es·​ter·​ase | \ -ˈnes-tə-ˌrās, -ˌrāz How to pronounce anticholinesterase (audio) \

Medical Definition of anticholinesterase

: any substance (as neostigmine) that inhibits a cholinesterase by combination with it

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