Definitions

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

  • n. See ligase.

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  • n. 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