phosphorylase

noun
phos·​phor·​y·​lase | \fäs-ˈfȯr-ə-ˌlās, -ˌlāz\

Definition of phosphorylase 

: any of the enzymes that catalyze phosphorolysis with the formation of organic phosphates

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1939, in the meaning defined above

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phosphorylase

noun
phos·​phor·​y·​lase | \fäs-ˈfȯr-ə-ˌlāz \

Medical Definition of phosphorylase 

: any of a group of enzymes that catalyze phosphorolysis with the formation of organic phosphates (as glucose-1-phosphate in the breakdown and synthesis of glycogen) and that occur in animal and plant tissues

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