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transferase

[ trans-fuh-reys, -reyz ]
/ ˈtræns fəˌreɪs, -ˌreɪz /
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noun Biochemistry.
any of the class of enzymes, as the transaminases that catalyze the transfer of an organic group from one compound to another.
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Origin of transferase

First recorded in 1945–50; transfer + -ase
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British Dictionary definitions for transferase

transferase
/ (ˈtrænsfəˌreɪs) /

noun
any enzyme that catalyses the transfer of a chemical group from one substance to another
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Medical definitions for transferase

transferase
[ trănsfə-rās′, -rāz′ ]

n.
Any of various enzymes that catalyze the transfer of a chemical group, such as a phosphate or an amine, from one molecule to another.
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