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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as urase.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[ure(a) + –ase.]

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