isomerase

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

noun Biochemistry.

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

Nearby words

  1. isolysin,
  2. isolysis,
  3. isomagnetic,
  4. isomaltose,
  5. isomer,
  6. isomeric,
  7. isomerism,
  8. isomerization,
  9. isomerize,
  10. isomerous

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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Medicine 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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