permease

noun
per·me·ase | \ˈpər-mē-ˌās, -ˌāz\

Definition of permease 

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

First Known Use of permease

1957, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for permease

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

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permease

noun
per·me·ase | \-ˌās, -ˌāz \

Medical Definition of permease 

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

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