carotenase

[kărə-tē-nās′, kə-rŏtn-ās′]

n.

An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of beta-carotene to retinaldehyde by adding molecular oxygen.

Nearby words

  1. competitor,
  2. competitory,
  3. compilation,
  4. compilation film,
  5. compile,
  6. compiler,
  7. compiègne,
  8. complacence,
  9. complacency,
  10. complacent


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