isomerase

noun

isom·​er·​ase ī-ˈsä-mə-ˌrās How to pronounce isomerase (audio)
-ˌrāz
: an enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of its substrate to an isomeric form

Examples of isomerase in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Giardia assemblages were determined using the glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH) β-giardin and triose phosphate isomerase (TPI) genes and the Cryptosporidium species were determined using the heat shock protein-70 gene. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 8 Oct. 2014

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Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of isomerase was in 1927

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“Isomerase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/isomerase. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

isomerase

noun
isom·​er·​ase ī-ˈsäm-ə-ˌrās, -ˌrāz How to pronounce isomerase (audio)
: an enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of its substrate to an isomeric form

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