Definition of laccase in English:

laccase

noun

mass nounBiochemistry
  • 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/