arginase

noun
ar·​gi·​nase | \ˈär-jə-ˌnās, -ˌnāz\

Definition of arginase 

: a crystalline enzyme that converts naturally occurring arginine into ornithine and urea

First Known Use of arginase

1903, in the meaning defined above

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arginase

noun
ar·​gi·​nase | \ˈär-jə-ˌnās, -ˌnāz \

Medical Definition of arginase 

: a crystalline enzyme that converts naturally occurring arginine into ornithine and urea

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