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esterase

[es-tuh-reys, -reyz]
noun Biochemistry.
  1. any enzyme that hydrolyzes an ester into an alcohol and an acid.
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Origin of esterase

First recorded in 1915–20; ester + -ase
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British Dictionary definitions for esterase

esterase

noun
  1. any of a group of enzymes that hydrolyse esters into alcohols and acids
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esterase in Medicine

esterase

(ĕstə-rās′, -rāz′)
n.
  1. Any of various enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of an ester.
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