alkaline phosphatase

noun Biochemistry.

a phosphatase active in an alkaline medium.

Origin of alkaline phosphatase

First recorded in 1945–50 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for alkaline phosphatase

alkaline phosphatase


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