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lyase

lyase

noun ly·ase \ˈlī-ˌās, -ˌāz\

Definition of LYASE

:  an enzyme (as a decarboxylase) that forms double bonds by removing groups from a substrate other than by hydrolysis or that adds groups to double bonds

First Known Use of LYASE

1961

lyase

noun ly·ase \ˈlī-ˌās, -ˌāz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LYASE

:  an enzyme (as a decarboxylase) that forms double bonds by removing groups from a substrate other than by hydrolysis or that adds groups to double bonds

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