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deaminase

[dee-am-uh-neys, -neyz] /diˈæm əˌneɪs, -ˌneɪz/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
an enzyme that releases the amino group from a compound.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; de- + amin(o)- + -ase
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deaminases in Medicine

deaminase de·am·i·nase (dē-ām'ĭ-nās')
n.
Any of a class of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of compounds containing an amino group. Also called deaminating enzyme.

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