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transferase

[trans-fuh-reys, -reyz] /ˈtræns fəˌreɪs, -ˌreɪz/
noun, Biochemistry.
1.
any of the class of enzymes, as the transaminases that catalyze the transfer of an organic group from one compound to another.
Origin of transferase
1945-1950
First recorded in 1945-50; transfer + -ase
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British Dictionary definitions for transferase

transferase

/ˈtrænsfəˌreɪs/
noun
1.
any enzyme that catalyses the transfer of a chemical group from one substance to another
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transferase in Medicine

transferase trans·fer·ase (trāns'fə-rās', -rāz')
n.
Any of various enzymes that catalyze the transfer of a chemical group, such as a phosphate or an amine, from one molecule to another.

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