laccase

noun lac·case \ˈlaˌkās\

Definition of laccase

plural

-s

  1. :  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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