phospholipase

noun
phos·​pho·​li·​pase | \ ˌfäs-fō-ˈlī-ˌpās How to pronounce phospholipase (audio) , -ˌpāz \

Definition of phospholipase

: any of several enzymes that hydrolyze lecithins or phosphatidylethanolamines

called also lecithinase

Examples of phospholipase in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, the spitting species’ venom contained higher levels of another group of proteins known as phospholipase A2 toxins, which nonspitters produce only in small quantities, or not at all. Mitch Leslie, Science | AAAS, 21 Jan. 2021 The researchers determined the three-finger toxins triggered more pain when combined with phospholipase A2 toxins than alone. Mitch Leslie, Science | AAAS, 21 Jan. 2021

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1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Phospholipase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phospholipase. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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phospholipase

noun
phos·​pho·​li·​pase | \ -ˈlī-ˌpās, -ˌpāz How to pronounce phospholipase (audio) \

Medical Definition of phospholipase

: any of several enzymes that hydrolyze lecithins or phosphatidylethanolamines

called also lecithinase

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