apyrase

noun ap·y·rase \ ˈa-pə-ˌrās , -ˌrāz \

Definition of apyrase

: any of several enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of ATP to AMP with the liberation of phosphate and energy

Origin and Etymology of apyrase

adenosine + pyrophosphate + -ase


Medical Dictionary

apyrase

noun ap·y·rase \ ˈap-ə-ˌrās, -ˌrāz \

medical Definition of apyrase

: any of several enzymes that hydrolyze ATP with the liberation of phosphate and energy

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up apyrase? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to blend or mix together

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

February 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-dog-in-snow-jumping-to-grab-a-heart-shaped-balloon-the-snow-and-heart-balloon-indicate-that-the-month-being-represented-is-april-and-the-dog-is-just-kinda-cute
  • Which is a synonym of sanguine?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!