aminotransferase

noun

ami·​no·​trans·​fer·​ase ə-ˌmē-nō-ˈtran(t)s-fə-ˌrās How to pronounce aminotransferase (audio)
-ˌrāz

Examples of aminotransferase in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Side effects of the tucatinib treatment that emerged in the study included the risks of diarrhea and elevated levels of an enzyme in the body called aminotransferase. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, 17 Apr. 2020 At the top of the list: a slightly elevated level of the liver enzyme alanine aminotransferase, or ALT. Melissa Healystaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 7 Apr. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aminotransferase was circa 1965

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“Aminotransferase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aminotransferase. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

aminotransferase

noun
ami·​no·​trans·​fer·​ase
-ˈtran(t)s-fə-ˌrās, -ˌrāz

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