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permease

[ pur-mee-eys, -eyz ]
/ ˈpɜr miˌeɪs, -ˌeɪz /
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noun Biochemistry.

any of the proteins that mediate the transport of various molecules across biological membranes.

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Origin of permease

<French perméase (1956), equivalent to permé(able) permeable + -ase-ase
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Medical definitions for permease

permease
[ pûrmē-ās′ ]

n.

An enzyme that promotes the passage of a substance across a cell membrane.
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