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hydrase

[hahy-dreys, -dreyz] /ˈhaɪ dreɪs, -dreɪz/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
any of the class of enzymes that catalyze the addition of a water molecule into a compound without causing hydrolysis.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; hydr-1 + -ase
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  • Microsomal styrene mono-oxygenase and styrene epoxide hydrase activities in rats.
  • Epoxide hydrase activity in these tissues was not increased by the diesel exposure.
hydrase in Medicine

hydrase hy·drase (hī'drās', -drāz')
n.
See hydratase.

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