Definition of monodeiodinase in US English:

monodeiodinase

noun

Biochemistry
  • Any of several enzymes which remove iodine atoms one at a time from the two rings of the thyroid hormone, thyroxine.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Endocrinologica Japonica. From monodeiodin- + -ase.

Pronunciation

monodeiodinase

/ˌmɒnə(ʊ)diːˈʌɪədɪneɪz/