enolase

noun
eno·​lase | \ ˈē-nə-ˌlās How to pronounce enolase (audio) , -ˌlāz \

Definition of enolase

: a crystalline enzyme that is found especially in muscle and yeast and is important in the metabolism of carbohydrates

First Known Use of enolase

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for enolase

International Scientific Vocabulary enol + -ase

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“Enolase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enolase. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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enolase

noun
eno·​lase | \ ˈē-nə-ˌlās, -ˌlāz How to pronounce enolase (audio) \

Medical Definition of enolase

: a crystalline enzyme that is found especially in muscle and yeast and is important in the metabolism of carbohydrates

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