pectinesterase

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pec·​tin·​es·​ter·​ase | \ ˌpek-tə-ˈne-stə-ˌrās How to pronounce pectinesterase (audio) , -ˌrāz \

Definition of pectinesterase

: an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of pectins into pectic acids and methanol

First Known Use of pectinesterase

1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Pectinesterase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pectinesterase. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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pectinesterase

noun
pec·​tin·​es·​ter·​ase | \ ˌpek-tə-ˈnes-tə-ˌrās, -ˌrāz How to pronounce pectinesterase (audio) \

Medical Definition of pectinesterase

: an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of pectins into pectic acids and methanol

called also pectase

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