guanase

/ (ˈɡwɑːneɪz) /

noun

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

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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