phosphatase definition

  • noun:
    • Any of many enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of esters of phosphoric acid and so are essential in the absorption and k-calorie burning of carbs, nucleotides, and phospholipids plus the calcification of bone tissue.
    • Any of a number of enzymes that hydrolyze phosphate esters, and are also important in your metabolic rate of carbohydrates, nucleotides and phospholipids, as well as in the formation of bone tissue.
    • some of a group of enzymes that act as a catalyst when you look at the hydrolysis of natural phosphates

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