esterase

play
noun es·ter·ase \ˈe-stə-ˌrās, -ˌrāz\

Definition of esterase

  1. :  an enzyme that accelerates the hydrolysis or synthesis of esters

1910

First Known Use of esterase

1910


Medical Dictionary

esterase

play
noun es·ter·ase \ˈes-tə-ˌrās, -ˌrāz\

Medical Definition of esterase

  1. :  an enzyme that accelerates the hydrolysis or synthesis of esters


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up esterase? 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

a person who is a bore or nuisance

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • peter-bruegel-tower-of-babel-painting
  • What language does pajama come from?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

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!