isomerase

[ ahy-som-uh-reys, -reyz ]
/ aɪˈsɒm əˌreɪs, -ˌreɪz /

noun Biochemistry.

any of a class of enzymes that catalyze reactions involving intramolecular rearrangements.

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Origin of isomerase

First recorded in 1940–45; isomer + -ase
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British Dictionary definitions for isomerase

isomerase
/ (aɪˈsɒməreɪs) /

noun

any enzyme that catalyses the conversion of one isomeric form of a compound to another
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Medical definitions for isomerase

isomerase
[ ī-sŏmə-rās′ ]

n.

One of a group of enzymes that catalyzes the conversion of one isomer into another.
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