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[trans-am-uh-neys, -neyz, tranz-]
noun Biochemistry.
  1. 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


  1. 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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transaminase in Medicine


(trăns-ămə-nās′, -nāz′, trănz-)
  1. aminotransferase
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