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[kahr-bok-suh-leys, -leyz] /kɑrˈbɒk səˌleɪs, -ˌleɪz/
noun, Biochemistry.
Origin of carboxylase
< German (1911); see carboxyl, -ase Unabridged
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  • (b) The pyruvic acid is then decomposed by carboxylase yielding aldehyde and carbon dioxide (equation 2, p. 109).

    Alcoholic Fermentation Arthur Harden
  • With regard to the relation of carboxylase to the process of alcoholic fermentation, nothing definite is yet known.

    Alcoholic Fermentation Arthur Harden
  • A comparison of the conditions of action of carboxylase and zymase has revealed several interesting points of difference.

    Alcoholic Fermentation Arthur Harden
British Dictionary definitions for carboxylase


any enzyme that catalyses the release of carbon dioxide from certain acids
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carboxylase in Medicine

carboxylase car·box·yl·ase (kär-bŏk'sə-lās', -lāz')
An enzyme that catalyzes a carboxylation or decarboxylation reaction.

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