[ al-duh-leys, -leyz ]
/ ˈæl dəˌleɪs, -ˌleɪz /

noun Biochemistry.

any of a group of enzymes catalyzing reversible aldol condensations.

Origin of aldolase

1935–40; < German Aldolase; see aldol, -ase Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for aldolase


[ ăldə-lās′, lāz′ ]


An enzyme present in certain living tissues, including skeletal and heart muscle tissues, that catalyzes the breakdown of a fructose ester into triose sugars.
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