phosphodiesterase

noun phos·pho·di·es·ter·ase \ ˌfäs-(ˌ)fō-dī-ˈe-stə-ˌrās , -ˌrāz \

Definition of phosphodiesterase

: a phosphatase (as from snake venom) that acts on diesters (such as some nucleotides) to hydrolyze only one of the two ester groups

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1932

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phosphodiesterase

noun phos·pho·di·es·ter·ase \ -dī-ˈes-tə-ˌrās, -ˌrāz \

medical Definition of phosphodiesterase

: a phosphatase (as from snake venom) that acts on diesters (as some nucleotides) to hydrolyze only one of the two ester groups

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