permease

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noun per·me·ase \ˈpər-mē-ˌās, -ˌāz\

Definition of permease

  1. :  a substance that catalyzes the transport of another substance across a cell membrane

Origin and Etymology of permease

International Scientific Vocabulary perme- (from permeate) + -ase


First Known Use: 1957


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permease

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noun per·me·ase \-ˌās, -ˌāz\

Medical Definition of permease

  1. :  a substance that catalyzes the transport of another substance across a plasma membrane


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