pectase

[ pek-teys, -teyz ]
/ ˈpɛk teɪs, -teɪz /

noun Biochemistry.

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

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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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