lactoperoxidase

noun

lac·​to·​per·​ox·​i·​dase ˌlak-tō-pə-ˈräk-sə-ˌdās, -ˌdāz How to pronounce lactoperoxidase (audio)
: a peroxidase that is found in milk and saliva and is used to catalyze the iodination of tyrosine-containing proteins (as thyroglobulin)

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“Lactoperoxidase.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/lactoperoxidase. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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