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-ase meaning

  "-ase" in a sentence
  • /-āz or -ās/ (chem)
      suffix
      Denoting an enzyme, specif one that hydrolyses the prefixed substance (thus fructase, amylase, protease)
      ORIGIN: diastase, from Gr diastasis separation

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