1. urease

noun. an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of urea into carbon dioxide and ammonia; is present in intestinal bacteria.

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Example sentences of the word urease


1. Noun, singular or mass
As the infection spreads and the number of bacteria grows, the amount of urease in the stomach also grows.

2. Adjective
With little urea present in the urine, any urease coming from bacteria in the bladder won't be able to break it down into ammonia and the urine won't become alkaline.

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