[es-tuh-reys, -reyz]
noun Biochemistry.
any enzyme that hydrolyzes an ester into an alcohol and an acid.

1915–20; ester + -ase Unabridged
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esterase (ˈɛstəˌreɪs, -ˌreɪz)
any of a group of enzymes that hydrolyse esters into alcohols and acids

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

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