depolymerase

[ dē-pŏlə-mə-rās′, -rāz′ ]

n.

Any of various enzymes that catalyze the decomposition of macromolecules to simpler molecules.

Nearby words

  1. depolarize,
  2. depolarizer,
  3. depolarizing block,
  4. depoliticize,
  5. depollute,
  6. depolymerize,
  7. depone,
  8. deponent,
  9. depopulate,
  10. depopulation


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