cellulase etymology

English word cellulase comes from English cellulose, English -ase (Used to form the names of enzymes.)

Detailed word origin of cellulase

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
cellulose English (eng) (organic compound) A polysaccharide containing many glucose units in parallel chains.. A complex carbohydrate that forms the main constituent of the cell wall in most plants and is important in the manufacture of numerous products, such as paper, textiles, pharmaceuticals, and explosives. Consisting of, or containing, cells.
-ase English (eng) Used to form the names of enzymes.
cellulase English (eng) (enzyme) An enzyme that catalyze the cellulolysis (or hydrolysis) of cellulose.

Words with the same origin as cellulase

Descendants of cellulose
celloidin cellophane cellucotton cellulosic endocellulase exocellulase lignocellulolytic lignocellulosic pectose
Descendants of -ase
agarase aldoketomutase allantoinase amidohydrolase aminomutase aspartase chitosanase chloroperoxidase dihydrolase dinitrogenase elongase flippase galactanase ginsenosidase hexosaminidase homocysteinase keratanase myrosinase permease protease pseudoprotease tannase telomerase uricase