hydrolase

[ hahy-druh-leys, -leyz ]
/ ˈhaɪ drəˌleɪs, -ˌleɪz /

noun Biochemistry.

an enzyme that catalyzes hydrolysis.

Nearby words

  1. hydrography,
  2. hydroid,
  3. hydrokinetic,
  4. hydrokinetics,
  5. hydrolant,
  6. hydrologic,
  7. hydrologic cycle,
  8. hydrology,
  9. hydrolysate,
  10. hydrolyse

Origin of hydrolase

First recorded in 1920–25; hydr-1 + -ol1 + -ase

Also called hy·dro·lyst [hahy-druh-list] /ˈhaɪ drə lɪst/.

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British Dictionary definitions for hydrolase

hydrolase

/ (ˈhaɪdrəˌleɪz) /

noun

an enzyme, such as an esterase, that controls hydrolysis
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Medicine definitions for hydrolase

hydrolase

[ hīdrə-lās′, -lāz′ ]

n.

An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of a substrate through the addition of water.

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