ectoenzyme

[ek-toh-en-zahym]

Origin of ectoenzyme

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British Dictionary definitions for ectoenzyme

ectoenzyme

noun
  1. any of a group of enzymes secreted from the cells in which they are produced into the surrounding medium; extracellular enzymeAlso called: exoenzyme
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ectoenzyme in Medicine

ectoenzyme

[ĕk′tō-ĕnzīm]
n.
  1. An enzyme situated on the outer surface of a cell's membrane so that its active site is available to the exterior environment of the cell.
  2. Extracellular enzyme.
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