-ase etymology

English word -ase comes from English diastase

Detailed word origin of -ase

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
diastase English (eng) (enzyme) Any one of a group of enzymes which catalyse the breakdown of starch into maltose; mostly amylase.
-ase English (eng) Used to form the names of enzymes.

Words with the same origin as -ase

Descendants of diastase
diastasic