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An enzyme found in garlic and other species of the genus Allium, which when brought into contact with the amino acid alliin (as in the crushing of a garlic clove), converts it to the strong-smelling compound allicin.
1940s; earliest use found in Experientia. From German Alliinase from Alliin + -ase.
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