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alkaline phosphatase

noun Biochemistry.
  1. a phosphatase active in an alkaline medium.
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Origin of alkaline phosphatase

First recorded in 1945–50
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alkaline phosphatase in Medicine

alkaline phosphatase

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