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Dictionary entry overview: What does adenosine deaminase mean?
• ADENOSINE DEAMINASE (noun)
The noun ADENOSINE DEAMINASE has 1 sense:
1. an enzyme found in mammals that can catalyze the deamination of adenosine into inosine and ammonia
Familiarity information: ADENOSINE DEAMINASE used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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An enzyme found in mammals that can catalyze the deamination of adenosine into inosine and ammonia
Nouns denoting substances
ADA; adenosine deaminase
ADA deficiency can lead to one form of severe combined immunodeficiency disease / the gene encoding ADA was one of the earlier human genes to be isolated and cloned for study
Hypernyms ("adenosine deaminase" is a kind of...):
enzyme (any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions)
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