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epimerase

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noun epim·er·ase \i-ˈpi-mə-ˌrās, e-, -ˌrāz\

Definition of epimerase

  1. :  any of various isomerases that catalyze the inversion of asymmetric groups in a substrate with several centers of asymmetry



1960

First Known Use of epimerase

1960


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