[kahr-boh-hahy-dreys, -dreyz, -buh-]
- any of numerous enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of disaccharides, polysaccharides, and glycosides.
Origin of carbohydrase
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- Any of various enzymes, such as amylase, that catalyze the hydrolysis of a carbohydrate.
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