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-ase

suff.
Enzyme: amylase.

[From diastase.]

-ase

suffix forming nouns
indicating an enzyme: oxidase.
[abstracted from diastase]

ASE

or A.S.E.,

American Stock Exchange.

-ase

a suffix used in the names of enzymes: oxidase.
[extracted from diastase]

-ase

A suffix used to form the names of enzymes. It is often added to the name of the compound that the enzyme breaks down, as lactase, which breaks down lactose.