elongase etymology

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

Detailed word origin of elongase

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
elongate English (eng) (obsolete) To remove further off.. To depart to, or be at, a distance; especially, to recede apparently from the sun, as a planet in its orbit.. To make long or longer by pulling and stretching; to make elongated. Lengthened, extended.. Slender.
-ase English (eng) Used to form the names of enzymes.
elongase English (eng) (enzyme) Any enzyme that catalyzes the elongation of an aliphatic chain, but especially one that elongates a fatty acid.

Words with the same origin as elongase

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