pectase

pectase

[pek-teys, -teyz]
noun Biochemistry.
an enzyme occurring in various fruits and involved in the formation of pectic acid from pectin.

Origin:
1865–70; pect(in) + -ase

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pectase (ˈpɛkteɪs)
 
n
an enzyme occurring in certain ripening fruits: involved in transforming pectin into a soluble form
 
[C19: from pectin + -ase]

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