phosphorylase[fäs′fə ri lās′]
any of a group of enzymes, widely distributed in plant and animal tissues, that help inorganic phosphates break down glycogen and other complex sugars
Origin of phosphorylasephosphor(o)- + -yl + -ase
An enzyme that catalyzes the production of glucose phosphate from glycogen and inorganic phosphate.
phosphoryl + -ase