Definition of acetyltransferase in English:

acetyltransferase

noun

Biochemistry
  • Any of a group of enzymes which bring about the transfer of acetyl groups from one molecule to another.

    Frequently with a specifying word denoting the molecule undergoing acetylation, as chloramphenicol, choline acetyltransferase, etc.

Pronunciation

acetyltransferase

/ˌasɪtʌɪlˈtransfəreɪz/ /ˌasɪtɪlˈtransfəreɪz/

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Journal of Biological Chemistry. From acetyl + transferase.