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ATPase

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/ ˈeɪˈtiˈpi eɪs, -eɪz /
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noun Biochemistry.

adenosine triphosphatase: any of several enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of ATP to ADP and phosphate.

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Origin of ATPase

First recorded in 1945–50; ATP + -ase
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British Dictionary definitions for ATPase

ATPase
/ (ˌeɪtiːˈpiːˌeɪz) /

noun

adenosine triphosphatase; an enzyme that converts ATP to ADP
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Medical definitions for ATPase

ATPase
[ ā′tē-pēās, -āz ]

n.

Adenosine triphosphatase; an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of ATP.
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