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Any of a class of enzymes that catalyze the conversion of one isomer into another.
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(Chemistry) any enzyme that catalyses the conversion of one isomeric form of a compound to another
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(aɪˈsɒm əˌreɪs, -ˌreɪz)

any of a class of enzymes that catalyze reactions involving intramolecular rearrangements.
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Noun1.isomerase - an enzyme that catalyzes its substrate to an isomeric form
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
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