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Medical Term:

dihydroorotase

Pronunciation: di-hi'dro-or-o'tas

Definition: An enzyme catalyzing ring closure of N-carbamoyl-l-aspartate to form l-5,6-dihydroorotate and water; an enzyme in pyrimidine biosynthesis.

Synonym(s): carbamoylaspartate dehydrase

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