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carbonic anhydrase

[an-hahy-dreys, -dreyz] /ænˈhaɪ dreɪs, -dreɪz/
noun, Biochemistry
an enzyme that catalyzes the reversible combination of carbon dioxide with water in red blood cells.
Origin of carbonic anhydrase
1835-45; anhydr- + -ase Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for carbonic-anhydrase

carbonic anhydrase

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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