thiaminase

noun
thi·​ami·​nase | \ thī-ˈa-mə-ˌnās How to pronounce thiaminase (audio) , ˈthī-ə-mə-, -ˌnāz How to pronounce thiaminase (audio) \

Definition of thiaminase

: an enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown of thiamine

First Known Use of thiaminase

1938, in the meaning defined above

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“Thiaminase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thiaminase. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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thiaminase

noun
thi·​ami·​nase | \ thī-ˈam-ə-ˌnās How to pronounce thiaminase (audio) , ˈthī-ə-mə- How to pronounce thiaminase (audio) , -ˌnāz \

Medical Definition of thiaminase

: an enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown of thiamine

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