aromatase

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noun aro·ma·tase \ə-ˈrō-mə-ˌtās, -ˌtāz\

Definition of aromatase

  1. :  an enzyme or complex of enzymes that promotes the conversion of an androgen into estrogen

Origin and Etymology of aromatase

aromatic + -ase


First Known Use: 1959


Medical Dictionary

aromatase

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noun aro·ma·tase \ə-ˈrō-mə-ˌtās, -ˌtāz\

Medical Definition of aromatase

  1. :  an enzyme or complex of enzymes that promotes the conversion of an androgen (as testosterone) into estrogens (as estradiol)


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