synthetase

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

Definition of synthetase

  1. :  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 (as ATP) —called also ligase

Origin and Etymology of synthetase

synthetic + -ase


First Known Use: 1947


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synthetase

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

Medical Definition of synthetase

  1. :  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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