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Medical Term:

tryptophanase

Pronunciation: trip'to-fa-nas

Definition: An enzyme found in bacteria that catalyzes the cleavage of l-tryptophan to indole, pyruvic acid, and ammonia; pyridoxal phosphate is a coenzyme.

Synonym(s): tryptophan 2,3-dioxygenase

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