ligase

noun
li·​gase | \ ˈlī-ˌgās How to pronounce ligase (audio) , -ˌgāz\

Definition of ligase

First Known Use of ligase

1961, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ligase

International Scientific Vocabulary lig- (from Latin ligare) + -ase

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The first known use of ligase was in 1961

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ligase

noun
li·​gase | \ ˈlī-ˌgās, -ˌgāz How to pronounce ligase (audio) \

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