[ es-tuh-reys, -reyz ]
/ ˈɛs təˌreɪs, -ˌreɪz /
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any enzyme that hydrolyzes an ester into an alcohol and an acid.
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It inactivates an enzyme which controls the transmission of nerve impulses to muscle, acetylcholine esterase.
British Dictionary definitions for esterase
/ (ˈɛstəˌreɪs, -ˌreɪz) /
any of a group of enzymes that hydrolyse esters into alcohols and acids
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Medical definitions for esterase
[ ĕs′tə-rās′, -rāz′ ]
Any of various enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of an ester.
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