- any of the class of enzymes that catalyze the release of carbon dioxide from the carboxyl group of certain organic acids.
Origin of decarboxylase
Also called carboxylase.
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- an enzyme that catalyses the removal of carbon dioxide from a compound
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- Any of various enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of the carboxyl radical.
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