phosphorylase

noun
phos·​phor·​y·​lase | \ fäs-ˈfȯr-ə-ˌlās How to pronounce phosphorylase (audio) , -ˌlāz \

Definition of phosphorylase

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

First Known Use of phosphorylase

1939, in the meaning defined above

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“Phosphorylase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phosphorylase. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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phosphorylase

noun
phos·​phor·​y·​lase | \ fäs-ˈfȯr-ə-ˌlāz How to pronounce phosphorylase (audio) \

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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