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arginase

[ahr-juh-neys, -neyz] /ˈɑr dʒəˌneɪs, -ˌneɪz/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
a liver enzyme that converts arginine to urea.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; < German Arginase; see arginine, -ase
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arginase in Medicine

arginase ar·gi·nase (är'jə-nās', -nāz)
n.
An enzyme found primarily in the liver that catalyzes the hydrolysis of arginine to urea and ornithine.

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