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histaminase

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noun his·ta·mi·nase \hi-ˈsta-mə-ˌnās, ˈhis-tə-mə-, -ˌnāz\

Definition of histaminase

  1. :  a widely occurring flavoprotein enzyme that oxidizes histamine and various diamines



Origin and Etymology of histaminase

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1930


Medical Dictionary

histaminase

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noun his·ta·mi·nase \his-ˈtam-ə-ˌnās, ˈhis-tə-mə-, -ˌnāz\

Medical Definition of histaminase

  1. :  a widely occurring flavoprotein enzyme that oxidizes histamine and various diamines—called also diamine oxidase




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