an enzyme, found in plants and animals, that catalyzes the oxidation of the amino acid tyrosine and is involved in the formation of the dark pigment melanin
Origin of tyrosinase; from tyrosine + -ase
A copper-containing enzyme of plant and animal tissues that catalyzes the production of melanin and other pigments from tyrosine by oxidation, as in the blackening of a peeled or sliced potato exposed to air.
(countable and uncountable, plural tyrosinases)
tyrosine +"Ž -ase