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