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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the enzyme, found in soil bacteria and some plants, that catalyzes the hydrolysis of urea into ammonia and carbon dioxide

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as urase.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of urea into carbon dioxide and ammonia; is present in intestinal bacteria

Etymologies

ure(a) + -ase.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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