phosphorylase

[ fos-fer-uh-leys, -leyz, fos-fawr-uh-, -for- ]

nounBiochemistry.
  1. any enzyme, occurring widely in animal and plant tissue, that in the presence of an inorganic phosphate catalyzes the conversion of glycogen into sugar phosphate.

Origin of phosphorylase

1
First recorded in 1935–40; phosphor- + -yl + -ase

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phosphorylase

/ (fɒsˈfɒrɪˌleɪs, -ˌleɪz) /


noun
  1. any of a group of enzymes that catalyse the hydrolysis of glycogen to glucose-1-phosphate

Origin of phosphorylase

1
C20: from phosphorus + -yl + -ase

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