nucleotidase etymology

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

Detailed word origin of nucleotidase

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
nucleotide English (eng) (biochemistry) The monomer constituting DNA or RNA biopolymer molecules. Each nucleotide consists of a nitrogenous heterocyclic base (or nucleobase), which can be either a double-ringed purine or a single-ringed pyrimidine; a five-carbon pentose sugar (deoxyribose in DNA or ribose in RNA); and a phosphate group.
-ase English (eng) Used to form the names of enzymes.
nucleotidase English (eng) (enzyme) Any enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis or a nucleotide to a nucleoside and phosphate.

Words with the same origin as nucleotidase

Descendants of nucleotide
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