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Meaning of tyrosinase

ty•ro•si•nase

Pronunciation: (tī'rō-si-nās", -nāz", tir'ō-), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. an oxidizing enzyme, occurring in plant and animal tissues, that catalyzes the aerobic oxidation of tyrosine into melanin and other pigments.
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