Definition of phytase in US English:

phytase

noun

Biology
  • Any of a class of enzymes found especially in cereals and yeast which convert phytic acid to myo-inositol and phosphoric acid.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From German Phytase from ancient Greek ϕυτόν plant + German -ase.

Pronunciation

phytase

/ˈfʌɪteɪz/