any of several enzymes, produced primarily by fungi and bacteria, that catalyze the hydrolysis of cellulose.
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How to use cellulase in a sentence
A cellulase from the symbiotic intestinal flagellates of termites and of the roach, Cryptocercus punctulatus.The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches | Louis M. Roth
British Dictionary definitions for cellulase
any enzyme that converts cellulose to the disaccharide cellobiose
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Scientific definitions for cellulase
Any of several enzymes produced chiefly by fungi, bacteria, and protozoans that catalyze the breakdown of cellulose. Protozoans in the guts of termites produce the cellulase needed for the termites to digest wood.
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