Dictionary.com

carbonic anhydrase

[ an-hahy-dreys, -dreyz ]
/ ænˈhaɪ dreɪs, -dreɪz /
Save This Word!

noun Biochemistry.
an enzyme that catalyzes the reversible combination of carbon dioxide with water in red blood cells.
QUIZ
SPRINT TO THE FINISH WITH THIS OLYMPICS QUIZ!
Compete in our Olympics quiz to see if you can take home the gold medal in Olympics knowledge.
Question 1 of 10
Where was the Olympics first held?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of carbonic anhydrase

First recorded in 1835–45; anhydr- + -ase
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use carbonic anhydrase in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for carbonic anhydrase

carbonic anhydrase

noun
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK