apyrase

noun

ap·​y·​rase ˈa-pə-ˌrās How to pronounce apyrase (audio)
-ˌrāz
: any of several enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of ATP to AMP with the liberation of phosphate and energy

Word History

Etymology

adenosine + pyrophosphate + -ase

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of apyrase was in 1945

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“Apyrase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apyrase. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

apyrase

noun
ap·​y·​rase ˈap-ə-ˌrās, -ˌrāz How to pronounce apyrase (audio)
: any of several enzymes that hydrolyze ATP with the liberation of phosphate and energy
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