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pectase

[pek-teys, -teyz] /ˈpɛk teɪs, -teɪz/
noun, Biochemistry.
1.
an enzyme occurring in various fruits and involved in the formation of pectic acid from pectin.
Origin of pectase
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70; pect(in) + -ase
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pectase

/ˈpɛkteɪs/
noun
1.
an enzyme occurring in certain ripening fruits: involved in transforming pectin into a soluble form
Word Origin
C19: from pectin + -ase
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