cel·​lu·​lase ˈsel-yə-ˌlās How to pronounce cellulase (audio)
: an enzyme that hydrolyzes cellulose

Examples of cellulase in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This easy to use powder is made with wholesome ingredients that are natural sources of various enzymes, including alpha-Amylase, cellulase, protease, and lipase. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 23 Oct. 2022

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First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cellulase was in 1901

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“Cellulase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cellulase. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


cel·​lu·​lase ˈsel-yə-ˌlās, -ˌlāz How to pronounce cellulase (audio)
: an enzyme that hydrolyzes cellulose

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