mutase etymology

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

Detailed word origin of mutase

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mutate English (eng) (intransitive) To undergo mutation.. (transitive) To cause mutation.
-ase English (eng) Used to form the names of enzymes.
mutase English (eng) (biochemistry) An enzyme that catalyzes the shifting of a functional group from one position to another within the same molecule.

Words with the same origin as mutase

Descendants of mutate
aldoketomutase aminomutase mutagen mutatable mutative mutator mutein phosphoglucomutase phosphoglucosamine mutase phosphoglyceromutase
Descendants of -ase
agarase allantoinase amidohydrolase aspartase cellulase chitosanase chloroperoxidase dihydrolase dinitrogenase elongase flippase galactanase ginsenosidase hexosaminidase homocysteinase keratanase myrosinase permease protease pseudoprotease tannase telomerase uricase