apyrase

[ ap-uh-reys, -reyz ]
/ ˈæp əˌreɪs, -ˌreɪz /

noun Biochemistry.

a relatively nonspecific ATPase occurring in plants and molds.

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Origin of apyrase

1940–45; a(denyl)pyr(ophosphat)ase; see adenosine triphosphatase

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Medical definitions for apyrase

apyrase
[ ăpə-rās′, -rāz′ ]

n.

Any of various enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of ATP, causing the release of phosphate and energy.
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