mutase
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary mut- (from Latin mutare) + -ase Date: 1938 any of various enzymes that catalyze molecular rearrangements and especially those involving the transfer of phosphate from one hydroxyl group to another in the same molecule

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  • mutase — mu·tase …   English syllables

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