[trans-am-uh-neys, -neyz, tranz-]
- any of a class of enzymes, occurring in most plant and animal tissue, that cause transamination.
Origin of transaminase
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- 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
transaminase(trăns-ăm′ə-nās′, -nāz′, trănz-)