synthetase

noun
syn·​the·​tase | \ ˈsin-thə-ˌtās How to pronounce synthetase (audio) , -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

First Known Use of synthetase

1947, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for synthetase

synthetic + -ase

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“Synthetase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/synthetase. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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synthetase

noun
syn·​the·​tase | \ ˈsin-thə-ˌtās, -ˌtāz How to pronounce synthetase (audio) \

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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