amino-transferase

aminotransferase

[uh-mee-noh-trans-fuh-reys, -reyz, am-uh-noh-]
noun Biochemistry.

Origin:
1960–65; amino- + transferase

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aminotransferase a·mi·no·trans·fer·ase (ə-mē'nō-trāns'fə-rās', -rāz', ām'ə-nō-)
n.
Any of various enzymes that catalyze the transfer of an amino group between an alpha-amino acid and usually a specific carbon on a keto acid. Also called aminopherase, transaminase.

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