[ ap-uh-reys, -reyz ]
/ ˈæp əˌreɪs, -ˌreɪz /
a relatively nonspecific ATPase occurring in plants and molds.
Origin of apyrase
1940–45; a(denyl)pyr(ophosphat)ase; see adenosine triphosphatase
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Medicine definitions for apyrase
[ ăp′ə-rās′, -rāz′ ]
Any of various enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of ATP, causing the release of phosphate and energy.
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