[uh-mee-noh-trans-fuh-reys, -reyz, am-uh-noh-]

noun Biochemistry.

Origin of aminotransferase

First recorded in 1960–65; amino- + transferase Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

aminotransferase in Medicine


[ə-mē′nō-trănsfə-rās′, -rāz′, ăm′ə-nō-]


Any of various enzymes that catalyze the transfer of an amino group between an alpha-amino acid and usually a specific carbon on a keto acid.aminopherase transaminase
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