aminotransferase

[ uh-mee-noh-trans-fuh-reys, -reyz, am-uh-noh- ]
/ əˌmi noʊˈtræns fəˌreɪs, -ˌreɪz, ˌæm ə noʊ- /

noun Biochemistry.


Nearby words

  1. aminophylline,
  2. aminoplast,
  3. aminopyrine,
  4. aminosuccinic acid,
  5. aminosugar,
  6. aminuria,
  7. amiodarone,
  8. amiodarone hydrochloride,
  9. amir,
  10. amirate

Origin of aminotransferase

First recorded in 1960–65; amino- + transferase

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Medicine definitions for aminotransferase

aminotransferase

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

n.

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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