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decarboxylase

[dee-kahr-bok-suh-leys, -leyz] /ˈdi kɑrˈbɒk səˌleɪs, -ˌleɪz/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
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
1935-1940
1935-40; decarboxyl(ate) + -ase
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British Dictionary definitions for decarboxylase

decarboxylase

/ˌdiːkɑːˈbɒksɪˌleɪs/
noun
1.
an enzyme that catalyses the removal of carbon dioxide from a compound
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decarboxylase in Medicine

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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