uricase etymology

English word uricase comes from English -ase (Used to form the names of enzymes.), English uric (Pertaining to, contained in, or obtained from urine.)

Detailed word origin of uricase

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ase English (eng) Used to form the names of enzymes.
uric English (eng) Pertaining to, contained in, or obtained from urine.
uricase English (eng) (biochemistry) urate oxidase, an enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of uric acid to 5-hydroxyisourate.

Words with the same origin as uricase

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
Descendants of uric
glycoluril uroxanic