Definition of aldolase in English:

aldolase

noun

Biochemistry
  • An enzyme that catalyses an aldol condensation reaction or its reversal, especially one between dihydroxyacetone phosphate and an aldehyde, as in glycolysis.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Chemical Abstracts. From German Aldolase from Aldol + -ase.

Pronunciation

aldolase

/ˈaldəleɪz/