Dictionary.com

deaminase

[ dee-am-uh-neys, -neyz ]
/ diˈæm əˌneɪs, -ˌneɪz /
Save This Word!

noun Biochemistry.
an enzyme that releases the amino group from a compound.
QUIZ
GOOSES. GEESES. I WANT THIS QUIZ ON PLURAL NOUNS!
Test how much you really know about regular and irregular plural nouns with this quiz.
Question 1 of 9
Which of the following nouns has an irregular plural form?

Origin of deaminase

First recorded in 1915–20; de- + amin(o)- + -ase
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

Medical definitions for deaminase

deaminase
[ dē-ămĭ-nās ]

n.
Any of a class of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of compounds containing an amino group.deaminating enzyme
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK