acetylcholinesterase

US:USA pronunciation: respelling(ə sēt′l kō′lə nestə rās′, -rāz′, ə set′-, as′i tl-)



WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
a•ce•tyl•cho•lin•es•ter•ase  (ə sēt′l kō′lə nestə rās′, -rāz′, ə set′-, as′i tl-),USA pronunciation n. [Biochem.]
  1. Biochemistryan enzyme that hydrolyzes the neurotransmitter acetylcholine: its action is blocked by nerve gases and certain drugs.
  • acetylcholine + esterase 1945–50

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