Definition of laccase in English:

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laccase

Pronunciation: /ˈlakeɪz/

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noun

[mass noun] Biochemistry
A copper-containing enzyme which oxidizes hydroquinones to quinones, involved in the setting of lac.
Example sentences
  • Many fungi and plants produce laccase, and enzymes related to laccase are also produced by bacteria.

Origin

Late 19th century: from medieval Latin lacca (see lac1) + -ase.

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