[kahr-boh-hahy-dreys, -dreyz, -buh-]

noun Biochemistry.

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

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

carbohydrase in Medicine


[kär′bō-hīdrās′, -drāz′]


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