[hahy-dreys, -dreyz]
noun Biochemistry.
  1. any of the class of enzymes that catalyze the addition of a water molecule into a compound without causing hydrolysis.

Origin of hydrase

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


[hīdrās′, -drāz′]
  1. hydratase
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