epimerase e·pim·er·ase (ĭ-pĭm’ə-rās’, -rāz’)
Any of a class of enzymes that catalyze changes to epimers.
[ep-uh-mer] /ˈɛp ə mər/ noun, Chemistry. 1. either of a pair of isomeric aldose compounds, especially of certain sugars, that differ from each other in the positions of the H and OH at the second atom from the end of the carbon chain, as d-glucose and d-mannose. epimer ep·i·mer (ěp’ə-mər) n. One of two molecules […]
/ˈɛpɪˌmɪə/ noun 1. (embryol) the dorsal part of the mesoderm of a vertebrate embryo, consisting of a series of segments (somites) epimere ep·i·mere (ěp’ə-mēr’) n. The dorsal portion of the mesoderm of a chordate embryo that forms skeletal muscles.
/ɪˈpɪməˌrɪzəm/ noun 1. optical isomerism in which isomers (epimers) can form about asymmetric atoms within the molecule, esp in carbohydrates
[ep-uh-muh-rahyz] /ˈɛp ə məˌraɪz/ verb (used with object), epimerized, epimerizing. 1. to convert into an .