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hydrase

[ hahy-dreys, -dreyz ]
/ ˈhaɪ dreɪs, -dreɪz /
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noun Biochemistry.
any of the class of enzymes that catalyze the addition of a water molecule into a compound without causing hydrolysis.
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Origin of hydrase

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