Definition of phosphomonoesterase in English:

phosphomonoesterase

(also phosphormonoesterase)

noun

Biochemistry
  • Any of a group of enzymes which bring about the hydrolysis of terminal phosphate groups from organic molecules; a phosphatase.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Chemical Abstracts. From phospho- + mono- + esterase, after German Phosphomonoesterase (S. Uzawa in Jrnl. Biochem. ((Tokyo)) 15 20).

Pronunciation

phosphomonoesterase

/ˌfɒsfə(ʊ)ˌmɒnəʊˈɛstəreɪz/