guanase

/ (ˈɡwɑːneɪz) /

noun

an enzyme that converts guanine to xanthine by removal of an amino group

Nearby words

  1. guanabara,
  2. guanabara bay,
  3. guanaco,
  4. guanadrel,
  5. guanajuato,
  6. guanay,
  7. guanazolo,
  8. guandong,
  9. guanethidine,
  10. guangdong

Word Origin for guanase

C20: from guan (ine) + -ase

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Medicine definitions for guanase

guanase

[ gwänās′, -nāz′ ]

n.

guanine deaminase

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