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transaminase

[trans-am-uh-neys, -neyz, tranz-] /trænsˈæm əˌneɪs, -ˌneɪz, trænz-/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
any of a class of enzymes, occurring in most plant and animal tissue, that cause transamination.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; transamin(ation) + -ase
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transaminase

/trænzˈæmɪˌneɪz; -ˌneɪs/
noun
1.
(biochem) an enzyme that catalyses the transfer of an amino group from one molecule, esp an amino acid, to another, esp a keto acid, in the process of transamination
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transaminases in Medicine

transaminase trans·am·i·nase (trāns-ām'ə-nās', -nāz', trānz-)
n.
See aminotransferase.

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