carbohydrase

noun

car·​bo·​hy·​drase ˌkär-bō-ˈhī-ˌdrās How to pronounce carbohydrase (audio)
-bə-,
-ˌdrāz
: any of a group of enzymes (such as amylase) that promote hydrolysis or synthesis of a carbohydrate (such as a disaccharide)

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of carbohydrase was in 1910

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“Carbohydrase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carbohydrase. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

carbohydrase

noun
car·​bo·​hy·​drase ˌkär-bō-ˈhī-ˌdrās, -bə-, -ˌdrāz How to pronounce carbohydrase (audio)
: any of a group of enzymes (as amylase) that promote hydrolysis or synthesis of a carbohydrate (as a disaccharide)
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