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arginase

[ ahr-juh-neys, -neyz ]
/ ˈɑr dʒəˌneɪs, -ˌneɪz /
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noun Biochemistry.
a liver enzyme that converts arginine to urea.
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Origin of arginase

1900–05; <German Arginase;see arginine, -ase
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Medical 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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