arginase

arginase

[ahr-juh-neys, -neyz]
noun Biochemistry.
a liver enzyme that converts arginine to urea.

Origin:
1900–05; < German Arginase; see arginine, -ase

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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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