methyltransferase

noun
meth·​yl·​trans·​fer·​ase | \ -ˈtran(t)s-fər-ˌās, -ˌāz How to pronounce methyltransferase (audio) \

Medical Definition of methyltransferase

: any of several transferases that promote transfer of a methyl group from one compound to another — see dna methyltransferase

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“Methyltransferase.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/methyltransferase. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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