synthase

[ sĭnthās′, -thāz′ ]

n.

Any of various enzymes that catalyze the synthesis of a substance without the use of a high-energy source such as cleavage of a phosphate bond in ATP.

Nearby words

  1. syntax language,
  2. synteny,
  3. synteresis,
  4. synth,
  5. synth-pop,
  6. syntheses,
  7. synthesis,
  8. synthesis gas,
  9. synthesise,
  10. synthesize


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