noun Biochemistry.

ecto- + enzyme Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To ectoenzyme
World English Dictionary
ectoenzyme (ˌɛktəʊˈɛnzaɪm)
Also called: exoenzyme any of a group of enzymes secreted from the cells in which they are produced into the surrounding medium; extracellular enzyme

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

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

  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.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature