Definition of prunase in English:

prunase

noun

Biochemistry
  • An enzyme which hydrolyses β-glucosides (notably prunasin), liberating glucose, and occurs chiefly in bitter almonds and yeast, as well as in the fruit of several trees of the genus Prunus.

Origin

Early 20th century. From scientific Latin Prunus, genus name + -ase.

Pronunciation

prunase

/ˈpruːneɪs//ˈpruːneɪz/