tyrosinase


ty·ros·i·nase

noun \tə-ˈrä-sə-ˌnās, tī-, -ˌnāz\

Definition of TYROSINASE

:  a copper-containing enzyme that promotes the oxidation of phenols (as tyrosine) and is widespread in plants and animals

First Known Use of TYROSINASE

1896

ty·ros·i·nase

noun \tə-ˈräs-ə-ˌnās, tī-, -ˌnāz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TYROSINASE

: an enzyme that promotes the oxidation of phenols (as tyrosine) and is widespread in plants and animals

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