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esterase

[es-tuh-reys, -reyz] /ˈɛs təˌreɪs, -ˌreɪz/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
any enzyme that hydrolyzes an ester into an alcohol and an acid.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; ester + -ase
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esterase

/ˈɛstəˌreɪs; -ˌreɪz/
noun
1.
any of a group of enzymes that hydrolyse esters into alcohols and acids
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esterase in Medicine

esterase es·ter·ase (ěs'tə-rās', -rāz')
n.
Any of various enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of an ester.

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