Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

acetylcholinesterase

[uh-seet-l-koh-luh-nes-tuh-reys, -reyz, uh-set-, as-i-tl-]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun Biochemistry.
  1. an enzyme that hydrolyzes the neurotransmitter acetylcholine: its action is blocked by nerve gases and certain drugs.

Origin of acetylcholinesterase

First recorded in 1945–50; acetylcholine + esterase
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for acetylcholinesterase

acetylcholinesterase

noun
  1. an enzyme in nerve cells that is responsible for the destruction of acetylcholine and thus for switching off excitation of the nerve
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

acetylcholinesterase in Medicine

acetylcholinesterase

(ə-sēt′l-kō′lə-nĕstə-rās′, -rāz′)
n.
  1. cholinesterase