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A nickel-containing enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of urea to ammonia and carbonic acid and is found in certain bacteria, fungi, plants, and marine invertebrates.
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(Biochemistry) an enzyme occurring in many plants, esp fungi, that converts urea to ammonium carbonate
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u•re•ase(ˈyʊər iˌeɪs, -ˌeɪz)
an enzyme that changes urea into ammonium carbonate, occurring in bacteria, fungi, etc.
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|Noun||1.||urease - an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of urea into carbon dioxide and ammonia; is present in intestinal bacteria|
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
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