Dictionary

carboxylase

noun car·box·yl·ase \kär-ˈbäk-sə-ˌlās, -ˌlāz\

Definition of CARBOXYLASE

:  an enzyme that catalyzes decarboxylation or carboxylation
ADVERTISEMENT

Origin of CARBOXYLASE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1911
Medical Dictionary

carboxylase

noun car·box·yl·ase \kär-ˈbäk-sə-ˌlās, -ˌlāz\

Medical Definition of CARBOXYLASE

:  an enzyme that catalyzes decarboxylation or carboxylation

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: carboxylate (noun)Previous Word in the Dictionary: carboxylAll Words Near: carboxylase
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears