apyrase

noun
ap·​y·​rase | \ ˈa-pə-ˌrās How to pronounce apyrase (audio) , -ˌrāz\

Definition of apyrase

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

First Known Use of apyrase

1945, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for apyrase

adenosine + pyrophosphate + -ase

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“Apyrase.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apyrases. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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apyrase

noun
ap·​y·​rase | \ ˈap-ə-ˌrās, -ˌrāz How to pronounce apyrase (audio) \

Medical Definition of apyrase

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

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