urease [yoo r-ee-eys, -eyz] Word Origin noun Biochemistry.

  1. an enzyme that changes urea into ammonium carbonate, occurring in bacteria, fungi, etc.

Origin of urease First recorded in 1895–1900; ure(a) + -ase British Dictionary definitions for urease urease noun

  1. an enzyme occurring in many plants, esp fungi, that converts urea to ammonium carbonate

urease in Medicine urease [yur′ē-ās′, -āz′] n.

  1. An enzyme that cataylzes the hydrolysis of urea to form ammonium carbonate.

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