car·​box·​yl·​ase | \ kär-ˈbäk-sə-ˌlās How to pronounce carboxylase (audio) , -ˌlāz \

Definition of carboxylase

: an enzyme that catalyzes decarboxylation or carboxylation

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Recent Examples on the Web The problem lies with an enzyme known as rubisco, short for ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Tweak Photosynthesis and Boost Crop Growth by 40 Percent," 4 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of carboxylase

1911, in the meaning defined above

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“Carboxylase.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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car·​box·​yl·​ase | \ kär-ˈbäk-sə-ˌlās, -ˌlāz How to pronounce carboxylase (audio) \

Medical Definition of carboxylase

: an enzyme that catalyzes decarboxylation or carboxylation

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