urethanase etymology

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

Detailed word origin of urethanase

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ase English (eng) Used to form the names of enzymes.
urethane English (eng) (informal) Polyurethane.. (organic chemistry, countable) Any compound of having this general structure.. (organic compound, uncountable) A white crystalline organic compound, ethyl-carbamate, NH2COOC2H5, used in the synthesis of other organic compounds.
urethanase English (eng) (enzyme) A hydrolase enzyme that catalyzes the reaction of urethane and water into ethanol, carbon dioxide, and ammonia.

Words with the same origin as urethanase

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