acetylase
Any enzyme catalyzing acetylation or deacetylation, as in the formation of N-acetylglutamate from glutamate plus acetyl-CoA, or the reverse; acetylases are usually called acetyltransferases.

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acet·y·lase ə-'set-əl-.ās n any of a class of enzymes that accelerate the synthesis of acetic acid esters (as acetylcholine)

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acet·y·lase (ə-setґə-lās) an enzyme that catalyzes the addition or removal of an acetyl group; the most common are acetyltransferases.

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