butyrylcholinesterase

noun
bu·​tyr·​yl·​cho·​lin·​es·​ter·​ase | \ ˌbyü-tə-rəl-ˌkō-lə-ˈne-stə-ˌrās How to pronounce butyrylcholinesterase (audio) , -ˌrāz \

Definition of butyrylcholinesterase

: an enzyme related to acetylcholinesterase that has a soluble form occurring chiefly in blood plasma and promoting the hydrolysis of choline esters

called also cholinesterase, pseudocholinesterase

First Known Use of butyrylcholinesterase

1952, in the meaning defined above

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“Butyrylcholinesterase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butyrylcholinesterase. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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butyrylcholinesterase

noun
bu·​tyr·​yl·​cho·​lin·​es·​ter·​ase | \ ˌbyüt-ə-rəl-ˌkō-lə-ˈnes-tə-ˌrās, -ˌrāz How to pronounce butyrylcholinesterase (audio) \

Medical Definition of butyrylcholinesterase

: an enzyme related to acetylcholinesterase that has a soluble form occurring chiefly in blood plasma and promoting the hydrolysis of choline esters

called also cholinesterase, pseudocholinesterase

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