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formamidase

Pronunciation: for-mam'i-das

Definition: An enzyme catalyzing the hydrolysis of n-formyl-l-kynurenine to l-kynurenine and formate, a reaction of significance in l-tryptophan catabolism.

Synonym(s): formylase, kynurenine formamidase

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