transaminase [trans-am-uh-neys, -neyz, tranz-] Word Origin noun Biochemistry.

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

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

  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

transaminase in Medicine transaminase [trăns-ăm′ə-nās′, -nāz′, trănz-] n.

  1. aminotransferase

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