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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
Words nearby ATPase
atorvastatin, -atory, atoxic, ATP, at pains, be at, ATPase, at peace, at present, atrabilious, Atrahasis, atramentous
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British Dictionary definitions for ATPase
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adenosine triphosphatase; an enzyme that converts ATP to ADP
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