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isomerase

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