permease

noun
per·​me·​ase | \ ˈpər-mē-ˌās How to pronounce permease (audio) , -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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The first known use of permease was in 1957

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“Permease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/permease. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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permease

noun
per·​me·​ase | \ -ˌās, -ˌāz How to pronounce permease (audio) \

Medical Definition of permease

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

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