cellulase

cellulase

[sel-yuh-leys, -leyz]
noun Biochemistry.
any of several enzymes, produced primarily by fungi and bacteria, that catalyze the hydrolysis of cellulose.

Origin:
1900–05; cellul(ose) + -ase

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cellulase (ˈsɛljʊˌleɪz)
 
n
any enzyme that converts cellulose to the disaccharide cellobiose
 
[C20: from cellulose + -ase]

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cellulase cel·lu·lase (sěl'yə-lās', -lāz')
n.
Any of several enzymes produced chiefly by fungi, bacteria, and protozoans that catalyze the hydrolysis of cellulose.

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cellulase   (sěl'yə-lās')  Pronunciation Key 
Any of several enzymes produced chiefly by fungi, bacteria, and protozoans that catalyze the breakdown of cellulose. Protozoans in the guts of termites produce the cellulase needed for the termites to digest wood.
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