carboxylase

noun

car·​box·​yl·​ase kär-ˈbäk-sə-ˌlās How to pronounce carboxylase (audio)
-ˌlāz
: an enzyme that catalyzes decarboxylation or carboxylation

Examples of carboxylase in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The problem lies with an enzyme known as rubisco, short for ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, 4 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of carboxylase was in 1911

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“Carboxylase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carboxylase. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

carboxylase

noun
car·​box·​yl·​ase kär-ˈbäk-sə-ˌlās, -ˌlāz How to pronounce carboxylase (audio)
: an enzyme that catalyzes decarboxylation or carboxylation
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