any of several classes of esterases of varying specificity that catalyze the hydrolysis of phosphoric esters.
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What’s more, the wildflowers’ sticky hairs oozed phosphatase, a digestive enzyme that many carnivorous plants secrete to consume prey.A well-known wildflower turns out to be a secret carnivore | Jaime Chambers | August 18, 2021 | Science News
British Dictionary definitions for phosphatase
any of a group of enzymes that catalyse the hydrolysis of organic phosphates
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