kinase

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noun ki·nase \ˈkī-ˌnās, -ˌnāz\

Definition of kinase

  1. :  any of various enzymes that catalyze the transfer of phosphate groups from a high-energy phosphate-containing molecule (such as ATP) to a substrate — compare protein kinase

Origin and Etymology of kinase

International Scientific Vocabulary, from kinetic


First Known Use: 1947


Medical Dictionary

kinase

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noun ki·nase \ˈkī-ˌnās, -ˌnāz\

Medical Definition of kinase

  1. :  any of various enzymes that catalyze the transfer of phosphate groups from a high-energy phosphate-containing molecule (as ATP or ADP) to a substrate—called also phosphokinase



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