synthetase

noun syn·the·tase \ ˈsin-thə-ˌtās , -ˌtāz \

Definition of synthetase

: an enzyme that catalyzes the linking together of two molecules usually using the energy derived from the concurrent splitting off of a pyrophosphate group from a triphosphate (such as ATP) called also ligase

Origin and Etymology of synthetase

synthetic + -ase


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synthetase

noun syn·the·tase \ ˈsin-thə-ˌtās, -ˌtāz \

medical Definition of synthetase

: an enzyme that catalyzes the linking together of two molecules especially by using the energy derived from the concurrent splitting off of a pyrophosphate group from a triphosphate (as ATP) called also ligase

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