Definition of phosphatase in English:

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phosphatase

Pronunciation: /ˈfäsfəˌtās/

noun

Biochemistry
An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of organic phosphates in a specified (acid or alkaline) environment.
Example sentences
  • The granules contain several enzymes: alkaline phosphatase, collagenase, and lysozyme.
  • Patients presenting with obstructive jaundice show increases in serum bilirubin, alkaline phosphatase, and glutamyl transferase.
  • Laboratory findings included elevated levels of alkaline phosphatase and lactate dehydrogenase.

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Syllabification: phos·pha·tase

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