ectoenzyme

ectoenzyme

[ek-toh-en-zahym]
noun Biochemistry.

Origin:
ecto- + enzyme

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ectoenzyme (ˌɛktəʊˈɛnzaɪm)
 
n
Also called: exoenzyme any of a group of enzymes secreted from the cells in which they are produced into the surrounding medium; extracellular enzyme

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ectoenzyme ec·to·en·zyme (ěk'tō-ěn'zīm)
n.

  1. An enzyme situated on the outer surface of a cell's membrane so that its active site is available to the exterior environment of the cell.

  2. Extracellular enzyme.

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