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

First Known Use of phosphorylase

1939

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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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