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tyrosinase

[tahy-roh-si-neys, -neyz, tir-oh-] /ˈtaɪ roʊ sɪˌneɪs, -ˌneɪz, ˈtɪr oʊ-/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
an oxidizing enzyme, occurring in plant and animal tissues, that catalyzes the aerobic oxidation of tyrosine into melanin and other pigments.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; tyrosine + -ase
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tyrosinase

/ˌtaɪrəʊsɪˈneɪz; ˌtɪrəʊ-/
noun
1.
an enzyme occurring in many organisms that is a catalyst in the conversion of tyrosine to the pigment melanin; inactivity of this enzyme results in albinism
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