[ kahr-boh-hahy-dreys, -dreyz, -buh- ]
/ ˌkɑr boʊˈhaɪ dreɪs, -dreɪz, -bə- /

noun Biochemistry.

any of numerous enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of disaccharides, polysaccharides, and glycosides.

Nearby words

  1. carbo-loading,
  2. carbobenzoxy,
  3. carbocholine,
  4. carbocyclic,
  5. carbocyclic compound,
  6. carbohydrate,
  7. carbohydrate loading,
  8. carbohydrate-induced hyperlipemia,
  9. carbohydrates,
  10. carbohydraturia

Origin of carbohydrase Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for carbohydrase


[ kär′bō-hīdrās′, -drāz′ ]


Any of various enzymes, such as amylase, that catalyze the hydrolysis of a carbohydrate.

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