Skip to search.
Reference
Dictionary
Encyclopedia
Thesaurus
World Factbook

 
Search Dictionary:

Houghton Mifflin

li·gase  audio  (lgs, -gz) KEY 

NOUN:
Any of a class of enzymes that catalyze the linkage of two molecules, generally utilizing ATP as the energy donor. Also called synthetase.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin ligre, to bind; see leig- in Indo-European roots + -ase


Visit our partner's site
Provided by Houghton Mifflin
logoeReference -- Download this interactive reference software to your desktop computer