autophosphatase etymology

English word autophosphatase comes from English phosphatase, English auto-

Detailed word origin of autophosphatase

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
phosphatase English (eng) (enzyme) Any of several enzymes that hydrolyze phosphate esters, and are important in the metabolism of carbohydrates, nucleotides and phospholipids, and in the formation of bone.
auto- English (eng) (from automatic) automatic. (from automobile) relating to cars or the driving of cars. Regarding oneself.
autophosphatase English (eng) (enzyme, noun adjunct) A phosphatase that dephosphorylates itself.

Words with the same origin as autophosphatase

Descendants of phosphatase
Descendants of auto-
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