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alkaline phosphatase

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

First recorded in 1945–50
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Medical definitions for alkaline phosphatase

alkaline phosphatase

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