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histaminase (plural histaminases)
- (biochemistry) A widely occurring flavoprotein enzyme that oxidizes histamine and various diamines.
- 1930 December 4, C. H. Best, E. W. McHenry, “The inactivation of histamine”, in The Journal of Physiology:
- We suggest, however, that the substance, or system, which produces a change in structure responsible for the loss of physiological activity of histamine be designated histaminase.