chitosanase etymology

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

Detailed word origin of chitosanase

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ase English (eng) Used to form the names of enzymes.
chitosan English (eng) (carbohydrate) An oligosaccharide derived from chitin, sometimes used in the absorption of fat.
chitosanase English (eng) (enzyme) An enzyme that catalyses the endohydrolysis of beta-(1-4)-linkages between D-glucosamine residues in a partly acetylated chitosan.

Words with the same origin as chitosanase

Descendants of -ase
agarase aldoketomutase allantoinase amidohydrolase aminomutase aspartase cellulase chloroperoxidase dihydrolase dinitrogenase elongase flippase galactanase ginsenosidase hexosaminidase homocysteinase keratanase myrosinase permease protease pseudoprotease tannase telomerase uricase