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Medical Term:

arginase

Pronunciation: ar′ji-nās

Definition: An enzyme of the liver that catalyzes the hydrolysis of l-arginine to l-ornithine and urea; a key enzyme of the urea cycle. A deficiency of arginase leads to arginemia.

Synonym(s): canavanase

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