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Related to deaminase: dehydrase, AMP deaminase, phenylalanine deaminase test, Cytidine deaminase, threonine deaminase
an enzyme causing deamination (removal of the amine group from a compound); enzymes are named according to substrate, such as adenosine deaminase, cytidine deaminase, guanine deaminase, etc.
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Any enzyme that removes an amino group from a compound.
[de- + amino + -ase]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
Any of a class of enzymes that catalyze the removal, usually by hydrolysis, of the amino group NH2 from an amino compound.
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deaminaseAn ENZYME that brings about the breakdown of amino compounds.
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