hydrolase

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

noun Biochemistry.

an enzyme that catalyzes hydrolysis.

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

Origin of hydrolase

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