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synthase syn·thase (sĭn'thās', -thāz')
n.
Any of various enzymes that catalyze the synthesis of a substance without the use of a high-energy source such as cleavage of a phosphate bond in ATP.

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  • They are studded with proteins, including atp synthase and a variety of cytochromes.

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