phosphodiesterase

noun
phos·​pho·​di·​es·​ter·​ase | \ ˌfäs-(ˌ)fō-dī-ˈe-stə-ˌrās How to pronounce phosphodiesterase (audio) , -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

First Known Use of phosphodiesterase

1932, in the meaning defined above

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phosphodiesterase

noun
phos·​pho·​di·​es·​ter·​ase | \ -dī-ˈes-tə-ˌrās, -ˌrāz How to pronounce phosphodiesterase (audio) \

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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