amidase

[ am-i-deys, -deyz ]
/ ˈæm ɪˌdeɪs, -ˌdeɪz /

noun Biochemistry.

an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of an acid amide.

Origin of amidase

First recorded in 1920–25; amid- + -ase
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Medicine definitions for amidase

amidase

[ ămĭ-dās′, -dāz′ ]

n.

An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of monocarboxylic amides, thus freeing ammonia.acylamidase acylase
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