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carboxylase

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

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Origin of carboxylase

<German (1911); see carboxyl, -ase
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How to use carboxylase in a sentence

  • 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

carboxylase
/ (kɑːˈbɒksɪˌleɪz) /

noun

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

carboxylase
[ kär-bŏksə-lās′, -lāz′ ]

n.

An enzyme that catalyzes a carboxylation or decarboxylation reaction.
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