laccase

noun
lac·​case | \ ˈlaˌkās \
plural -s

Definition of laccase

: a blue copper-containing oxidase occurring especially in the sap of lacquer trees and having an ability to produce lacquer from the sap and induce oxidation of certain polyhydroxy phenols (as urushiol)

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History and Etymology for laccase

International Scientific Vocabulary lacc- (probably from New Latin lacca) + -ase; originally formed in French

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“Laccase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/laccase. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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