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decarboxylase

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

Definition of decarboxylase

  1. :  any of a group of enzymes that accelerate decarboxylation especially of amino acids



1940

First Known Use of decarboxylase

1940


Medical Dictionary

decarboxylase

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

Medical Definition of decarboxylase

  1. :  any of a group of enzymes that accelerate decarboxylation especially of amino acids




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