noun[mass noun] Biochemistry
An enzyme that catalyses the hydrolysis of organic phosphates in a specified (acid or alkaline) environment.
More 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.
Definition of phosphatase in:
- The US English dictionary