[kahr-bok-suh-leys, -leyz]

noun Biochemistry.

Origin of carboxylase

< German (1911); see carboxyl, -ase Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for carboxylase

Historical Examples of carboxylase

  • With regard to the relation of carboxylase to the process of alcoholic fermentation, nothing definite is yet known.

  • A comparison of the conditions of action of carboxylase and zymase has revealed several interesting points of difference.

  • (b) The pyruvic acid is then decomposed by carboxylase yielding aldehyde and carbon dioxide (equation 2, p. 109).

British Dictionary definitions for carboxylase



any enzyme that catalyses the release of carbon dioxide from certain acids
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carboxylase in Medicine


[kär-bŏksə-lās′, -lāz′]


An enzyme that catalyzes a carboxylation or decarboxylation reaction.
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