carbohydrase

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noun car·bo·hy·drase \ˌkär-bō-ˈhī-ˌdrās, -bə-, -ˌdrāz\

Definition of carbohydrase

  1. :  any of a group of enzymes (as amylase) that promote hydrolysis or synthesis of a carbohydrate (as a disaccharide)

Origin and Etymology of carbohydrase

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1910


Medical Dictionary

carbohydrase

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noun car·bo·hy·drase \ˌkär-bō-ˈhī-ˌdrās, -bə-, -ˌdrāz\

Medical Definition of carbohydrase

  1. :  any of a group of enzymes (as amylase) that promote hydrolysis or synthesis of a carbohydrate (as a disaccharide)


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