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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Origin and Etymology of laccase
International Scientific Vocabulary lacc- (probably from New Latin lacca) + -ase; originally formed in French
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