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pyrophosphatase

pyrophosphatase in Medicine

pyrophosphatase py·ro·phos·pha·tase (pī'rə-fŏs'fə-tās', -tāz')
n.
Any of various enzymes that selectively cleave a pyrophosphate situated between two phosphoric groups, leaving one phosphoric group on each of the two fragments.

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