[hahy-dreys, -dreyz]

noun Biochemistry.

any of the class of enzymes that catalyze the addition of a water molecule into a compound without causing hydrolysis.

Nearby words

  1. hydrargillite,
  2. hydrargyria,
  3. hydrargyrism,
  4. hydrargyrum,
  5. hydrarthrosis,
  6. hydrastine,
  7. hydrastinine,
  8. hydrastis,
  9. hydratase,
  10. hydrate

Origin of hydrase

First recorded in 1940–45; hydr-1 + -ase

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Medicine definitions for hydrase


[hīdrās′, -drāz′]



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