any of various enzymes, found in bodily tissues and fluids, that hydrolyze phosphoric acid esters of organic compounds, liberating phosphate ions
Origin of phosphatasefrom phosphate + -ase
Any of numerous enzymes that catalyze the removal of phosphate groups by hydrolysis of phosphate ester bonds. They act in the opposite manner to kinases and are important in metabolism and cell signaling.
Origin of phosphatasephosphat(e) -ase