thiaminase

noun

thi·​ami·​nase thī-ˈa-mə-ˌnās How to pronounce thiaminase (audio)
ˈthī-ə-mə-,
-ˌnāz How to pronounce thiaminase (audio)
: an enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown of thiamine

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Etymology

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First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of thiaminase was in 1938

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“Thiaminase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thiaminase. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

thiaminase

noun

thi·​ami·​nase thī-ˈam-ə-ˌnās How to pronounce thiaminase (audio) ˈthī-ə-mə- How to pronounce thiaminase (audio)
-ˌnāz
: an enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown of thiamine
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