allantoinase

noun

al·​lan·​to·​in·​ase
-ˌnās
plural -s
: an enzyme occurring especially in animals other than mammals that hydrolyzes allantoin

Word History

Etymology

allantoin + -ase

First Known Use

circa 1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of allantoinase was circa 1926

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“Allantoinase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allantoinase. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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