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English definition of “phosphatase”

phosphatase

noun [C or U]     /ˈfɒs.fə.teɪz/ US  /ˈfɑs.fəˌteɪs/ specialized
a protein that speeds up chemical reactions involving phosphorusSubstances and structures in the body
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