fumarase

noun
fu·​ma·​rase | \ ˈfyü-mə-ˌrās How to pronounce fumarase (audio) , -ˌrāz \

Definition of fumarase

: an enzyme that catalyzes the interconversion (as in the Krebs cycle) of fumaric acid and malic acid or their salts

First Known Use of fumarase

1936, in the meaning defined above

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“Fumarase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fumarase. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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fumarase

noun
fu·​ma·​rase | \ ˈfyü-mə-ˌrās, -ˌrāz How to pronounce fumarase (audio) \

Medical Definition of fumarase

: an enzyme that catalyzes the interconversion (as in the Krebs cycle) of fumaric acid and malic acid or their salts

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