Definition of phenolase in English:

phenolase

noun

Biochemistry
  • Any of a class of copper-containing enzymes, found especially in plants and arthropods, which oxidize phenols to quinones.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Botanical Gazette. From phenol + -ase, after German Phenolase.

Pronunciation

phenolase

/ˈfiːnəleɪz/