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alkaline phosphatase

noun, Biochemistry.
a phosphatase active in an alkaline medium.
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First recorded in 1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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alkaline phosphatase in Medicine

alkaline phosphatase n.
A phosphatase with an optimum functioning at pH 8.6; it is present throughout the body.

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