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ADENOSINE DEAMINASE

 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 


ADENOSINE DEAMINASE (noun)


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Meaning:

An enzyme found in mammals that can catalyze the deamination of adenosine into inosine and ammonia

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

ADA; adenosine deaminase

Context examples:

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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