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laccase (plural laccases)

  1. (biochemistry) Any of several copper-containing oxidase enzymes found in plants and microorganisms.
    • 1962, Forest Products Journal, volume 12, page 142:
      Higushi (54) reported on mushroom phenol oxidase prepared by the method of Freudenberg and its use for oxidation of coniferyl alcohol and related compounds and demonstrated that the enzyme product was a mixture of tyrosinase and laccase.