histaminase

noun his·ta·mi·nase \ hi-ˈsta-mə-ˌnās , ˈhi-stə-mə- , -ˌnāz \

Definition of histaminase

: a widely occurring flavoprotein enzyme that oxidizes histamine and various diamines

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histaminase

noun his·ta·mi·nase \ his-ˈtam-ə-ˌnās , ˈhis-tə-mə- , -ˌnāz \

medical Definition of histaminase

: a widely occurring flavoprotein enzyme that oxidizes histamine and various diamines called also diamine oxidase

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