Definition of isomerase in English:

isomerase

Syllabification: i·som·er·ase
Pronunciation: /īˈsäməˌrās, -ˌrāz
 
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noun

Biochemistry
An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of a specified compound to an isomer.
More example sentences
  • Sucrose isomerase catalyses the reversible conversion of sucrose into palatinose, which is not further metabolizable by plant cells.
  • In nature, the function is performed by the enzyme triose phosphate isomerase.
  • Ordinary corn syrup is treated with the enzyme glucose isomerase which converts glucose to fructose.

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