decarboxylase

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

noun Biochemistry.

any of the class of enzymes that catalyze the release of carbon dioxide from the carboxyl group of certain organic acids.

Nearby words

  1. decapsulate,
  2. decapsulation,
  3. decarbonate,
  4. decarbonize,
  5. decarbonylate,
  6. decarboxylate,
  7. decarboxylation,
  8. decarburize,
  9. decare,
  10. decastyle

Origin of decarboxylase

First recorded in 1935–40; decarboxyl(ate) + -ase

Also called carboxylase.

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British Dictionary definitions for decarboxylase

decarboxylase

/ (ˌdiːkɑːˈbɒksɪˌleɪs) /

noun

an enzyme that catalyses the removal of carbon dioxide from a compound
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Medicine definitions for decarboxylase

decarboxylase

[ dē′kär-bŏksə-lās′, -lāz′ ]

n.

Any of various enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of the carboxyl radical.

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