deaminase

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noun de·am·i·nase \(ˌ)dē-ˈa-mi-ˌnās, -ˌnāz\

Definition of deaminase

  1. :  an enzyme that hydrolyzes amino compounds (as amino acids) with removal of the amino group

Origin and Etymology of deaminase

de- + amino + -ase


First Known Use: 1920


Medical Dictionary

deaminase

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noun de·am·i·nase \(ˈ)dē-ˈam-ə-ˌnās, -ˌnāz\
variants: also

desaminase

\(ˈ)des-\play

Medical Definition of deaminase

  1. :  an enzyme that hydrolyzes amino compounds (as amino acids) with removal of the amino group


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