[hahy-druh-leys, -leyz]
noun Biochemistry.
an enzyme that catalyzes hydrolysis.
Also called hydrolyst [hahy-druh-list] .

1920–25; hydr-1 + -ol1 + -ase

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hydrolase (ˈhaɪdrəˌleɪz)
an enzyme, such as an esterase, that controls hydrolysis

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hydrolase hy·dro·lase (hī'drə-lās', -lāz')
An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of a substrate through the addition of water.

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