[ kahr-bok-suh-leys, -leyz ]
/ kɑrˈbɒk səˌleɪs, -ˌleɪz /

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

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

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for carboxylase


/ (kɑːˈbɒksɪˌleɪz) /


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


[ kär-bŏksə-lās′, -lāz′ ]


An enzyme that catalyzes a carboxylation or decarboxylation reaction.
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