arginase

noun
ar·​gi·​nase | \ ˈär-jə-ˌnās How to pronounce arginase (audio) , -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 How to pronounce arginase (audio) \

Medical Definition of arginase

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

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