carbonic-anhydrase

carbonic anhydrase

[an-hahy-dreys, -dreyz]
noun Biochemistry.
an enzyme that catalyzes the reversible combination of carbon dioxide with water in red blood cells.

Origin:
1835–45; anhydr- + -ase

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carbonic anhydrase
 
n
an enzyme in blood cells that catalyses the decomposition of carbonic acid into carbon dioxide and water, facilitating the transport of carbon dioxide from the tissues to the lungs

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