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aromatase

noun aro·ma·tase \ə-ˈrō-mə-ˌtās, -ˌtāz\

Definition of AROMATASE

:  an enzyme or complex of enzymes that promotes the conversion of an androgen into estrogen
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Origin of AROMATASE

aromatic + -ase
First Known Use: 1984
Medical Dictionary

aromatase

noun aro·ma·tase \ə-ˈrō-mə-ˌtās, -ˌtāz\

Medical Definition of AROMATASE

:  an enzyme or complex of enzymes that promotes the conversion of an androgen (as testosterone) into estrogens (as estradiol)

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