pectinesterase

noun

pec·​tin·​es·​ter·​ase ˌpek-tə-ˈne-stə-ˌrās How to pronounce pectinesterase (audio)
-ˌrāz
: an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of pectins into pectic acids and methanol

Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pectinesterase was in 1945

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“Pectinesterase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pectinesterase. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

pectinesterase

noun
pec·​tin·​es·​ter·​ase ˌpek-tə-ˈnes-tə-ˌrās, -ˌrāz How to pronounce pectinesterase (audio)
: an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of pectins into pectic acids and methanol

called also pectase

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