Synthetase meaning

sĭnthĭ-tās, -tāz
Any of a group of enzymes that catalyze the synthesis of a compound.
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Any of a group of enzymes that catalyze the synthesis of a compound.
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(biochemistry) Any ligase that synthesizes biological compounds using ATP as a source of energy.
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Origin of synthetase

  • synthet(ic) –ase

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From synthesis + -ase

    From Wiktionary