Definition of laccase in English:

laccase

noun

Biochemistry
  • [mass noun] A copper-containing enzyme which oxidizes hydroquinones to quinones, involved in the setting of lac.

    • ‘Many fungi and plants produce laccase, and enzymes related to laccase are also produced by bacteria.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from medieval Latin lacca (see lac)+ -ase.

Pronunciation

laccase

/ˈlakeɪz/