decarboxylase

decarboxylase

[dee-kahr-bok-suh-leys, -leyz]
noun Biochemistry.
any of the class of enzymes that catalyze the release of carbon dioxide from the carboxyl group of certain organic acids.
Also called carboxylase.


Origin:
1935–40; decarboxyl(ate) + -ase

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decarboxylase (ˌdiːkɑːˈbɒksɪˌleɪs)
 
n
an enzyme that catalyses the removal of carbon dioxide from a compound

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decarboxylase de·car·box·yl·ase (dē'kär-bŏk'sə-lās', -lāz')
n.
Any of various enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of the carboxyl radical.

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