Definition of pectinase in US English:

pectinase

noun

Biochemistry
  • Any of a class of enzymes which hydrolyse pectin to its constituent monosaccharides, found chiefly in plants and in certain bacteria and fungi.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From French pectinase from pectine + -ase.

Pronunciation

pectinase

/ˈpɛktɪneɪz/