esterase

noun
es·​ter·​ase | \ ˈe-stə-ˌrās How to pronounce esterase (audio) , -ˌrāz \

Definition of esterase

: an enzyme that accelerates the hydrolysis or synthesis of esters

First Known Use of esterase

1910, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of esterase was in 1910

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“Esterase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/esterase. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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esterase

noun
es·​ter·​ase | \ ˈes-tə-ˌrās, -ˌrāz How to pronounce esterase (audio) \

Medical Definition of esterase

: an enzyme that accelerates the hydrolysis or synthesis of esters

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