epimerase

noun

epim·​er·​ase i-ˈpi-mə-ˌrās How to pronounce epimerase (audio)
e-,
-ˌrāz
: any of various isomerases that catalyze the inversion of asymmetric groups in a substrate with several centers of asymmetry

Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of epimerase was in 1960

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“Epimerase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epimerase. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

epimerase

noun
epim·​er·​ase i-ˈpi-mə-ˌrās, e-, -ˌrāz How to pronounce epimerase (audio)
: any of various isomerases that catalyze the inversion of asymmetric groups in a substrate with several centers of asymmetry
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