cutinase etymology

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

Detailed word origin of cutinase

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
cutin English (eng) (biochemistry) A waxy polymer of hydroxy acids that is the main constituent of plant cuticle.
-ase English (eng) Used to form the names of enzymes.
cutinase English (eng) Cutin hydrolase, an enzyme that hydrolyzes cutin.

Words with the same origin as cutinase

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