[fos-fuh-teys, -teyz] /ˈfɒs fəˌteɪs, -ˌteɪz/
any of several classes of esterases of varying specificity that catalyze the hydrolysis of phosphoric esters.
any of a group of enzymes that catalyse the hydrolysis of organic phosphates
phosphatase phos·pha·tase (fŏs’fə-tās’, -tāz’)
Any of numerous enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of esters of phosphoric acid and are important in the absorption and metabolism of carbohydrates, nucleotides, and phospholipids and in the calcification of bone.
[fos-feyt] /ˈfɒs feɪt/ noun 1. Chemistry. 2. Agriculture. a fertilizing material containing compounds of phosphorus. 3. a carbonated drink of water and fruit syrup containing a little phosphoric acid. /ˈfɒsfeɪt/ noun 1. any salt or ester of any phosphoric acid, esp a salt of orthophosphoric acid 2. (often pl) any of several chemical fertilizers containing […]
- Phosphate diabetes
phosphate diabetes n. A condition marked by excessive phosphate in the urine due to an inability of the renal tubules to reabsorb it.
noun, Chemistry. 1. the group or radical obtained by removal of one or more hydrogen atoms from phosphoric acid.
phosphatemia phos·pha·te·mi·a (fŏs’fə-tē’mē-ə) n. An abnormally high concentration of inorganic phosphates in the blood.