transaminase

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

noun Biochemistry.

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

Nearby words

  1. transacylase,
  2. transaldolation,
  3. transalpine,
  4. transalpine gaul,
  5. transamidination,
  6. transamination,
  7. transannular,
  8. transarctic,
  9. transatlantic,
  10. transaxle

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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Medicine definitions for transaminase

transaminase

[ trăns-ămə-nās′, -nāz′, trănz- ]

n.

aminotransferase

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