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transaminase

[ trans-am-uh-neys, -neyz, tranz- ]
/ trænsˈæm əˌneɪs, -ˌneɪz, trænz- /
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noun Biochemistry.

any of a class of enzymes, occurring in most plant and animal tissue, that cause transamination.

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Origin of transaminase

First recorded in 1940–45; transamin(ation) + -ase
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British Dictionary definitions for transaminase

transaminase
/ (trænzˈæmɪˌneɪz, -ˌneɪs) /

noun

biochem an enzyme that catalyses the transfer of an amino group from one molecule, esp an amino acid, to another, esp a keto acid, in the process of transamination
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Medical definitions for transaminase

transaminase
[ trăns-ămə-nās′, -nāz′, trănz- ]

n.

aminotransferase
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