urease

noun ure·ase \ ˈyu̇r-ē-ˌās , -ˌāz \

Definition of urease

: an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of urea

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1892

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urease

noun ure·ase \ ˈyu̇r-ē-ˌās, -ˌāz \

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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