pectase

[ pek-teys, -teyz ]
/ ˈpɛk teɪs, -teɪz /
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noun Biochemistry.

an enzyme occurring in various fruits and involved in the formation of pectic acid from pectin.

Nearby words

  1. pecorino,
  2. pecos,
  3. pecos bill,
  4. pecquet,
  5. pecs,
  6. pectate,
  7. pecten,
  8. pecten band,
  9. pectenitis,
  10. pectenosis

Origin of pectase

First recorded in 1865–70; pect(in) + -ase

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British Dictionary definitions for pectase

pectase

/ (ˈpɛkteɪs) /

noun

an enzyme occurring in certain ripening fruits: involved in transforming pectin into a soluble form

Word Origin for pectase

C19: from pectin + -ase

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