[ dee-hahy-druh-klawr-uh-neys, -neyz, -klohr- ]
/ diˌhaɪ drəˈklɔr əˌneɪs, -ˌneɪz, -ˈkloʊr- /

noun Biochemistry.

an enzyme that catalyzes the removal of hydrogen and chlorine atoms or ions from chlorinated hydrocarbons.


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Origin of dehydrochlorinase

First recorded in 1955–60; dehydrochlorin(ate) + -ase Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020