urease

noun
ure·​ase | \ ˈyu̇r-ē-ˌās How to pronounce urease (audio) , -ˌāz\

Definition of urease

: an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of urea

First Known Use of urease

1892, in the meaning defined above

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urease

noun
ure·​ase | \ ˈyu̇r-ē-ˌās, -ˌāz How to pronounce urease (audio) \

Medical Definition of urease

: a crystallizable enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of urea into ammonia and carbon dioxide, is present in the alkaline fermentation of urine, and is produced by many bacteria and found in various seeds

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