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aldolase

[al-duh-leys, -leyz] /ˈæl dəˌleɪs, -ˌleɪz/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
any of a group of enzymes catalyzing reversible aldol condensations.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; < German Aldolase; see aldol, -ase
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aldolase in Medicine

aldolase al·dol·ase (āl'də-lās', lāz')
n.
An enzyme present in certain living tissues, including skeletal and heart muscle tissues, that catalyzes the breakdown of a fructose ester into triose sugars.

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