apyrase

apyrase

[ap-uh-reys, -reyz]
noun Biochemistry.
a relatively nonspecific ATPase occurring in plants and molds.

Origin:
1940–45; a(denyl)pyr(ophosphat)ase; see adenylpyrophosphate, -ase

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apyrase ap·y·rase (āp'ə-rās', -rāz')
n.
Any of various enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of ATP, causing the release of phosphate and energy.

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