[ an-hahy-dreys, -dreyz ]
/ ænˈhaɪ dreɪs, -dreɪz /
an enzyme that catalyzes the reversible combination of carbon dioxide with water in red blood cells.
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British Dictionary definitions for carbonic anhydrase
an enzyme in blood cells that catalyses the decomposition of carbonic acid into carbon dioxide and water, facilitating the transport of carbon dioxide from the tissues to the lungs
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