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urease

[ yoor-ee-eys, -eyz ]
/ ˈyʊər iˌeɪs, -ˌeɪz /
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noun Biochemistry.
an enzyme that changes urea into ammonium carbonate, occurring in bacteria, fungi, etc.
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Origin of urease

First recorded in 1895–1900; ure(a) + -ase
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British Dictionary definitions for urease

urease
/ (ˈjʊərɪˌeɪs, -ˌeɪz) /

noun
an enzyme occurring in many plants, esp fungi, that converts urea to ammonium carbonate
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Medical definitions for urease

urease
[ yurē-ās′, -āz′ ]

n.
An enzyme that cataylzes the hydrolysis of urea to form ammonium carbonate.
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