Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of a group of enzymes that catalyze the synthesis of a compound.

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  • noun biochemistry Any ligase that synthesizes biological compounds using ATP as a source of energy

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[synthet(ic) + –ase.]

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From synthesis + -ase

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  • An enzyme, a synthase. Also, a ligase.

    September 25, 2008