arginase

[ ahr-juh-neys, -neyz ]
/ ˈɑr dʒəˌneɪs, -ˌneɪz /

noun Biochemistry.

a liver enzyme that converts arginine to urea.

Origin of arginase

1900–05; < German Arginase; see arginine, -ase
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Medicine definitions for arginase

arginase

[ ärjə-nās′, -nāz ]

n.

An enzyme found primarily in the liver that catalyzes the hydrolysis of arginine to urea and ornithine.
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