cocarboxylase

noun

co·​car·​box·​yl·​ase ˌkō-kär-ˈbäk-sə-ˌlās How to pronounce cocarboxylase (audio)
-ˌlāz
: a coenzyme C12H19ClN4O7P2S·H2O that is a pyrophosphate of thiamine and is important in metabolic reactions (such as decarboxylation in the Krebs cycle)

Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cocarboxylase was in 1932

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“Cocarboxylase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cocarboxylase. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

cocarboxylase

noun
co·​car·​box·​yl·​ase ˌkō-kär-ˈbäk-sə-ˌlās, -ˌlāz How to pronounce cocarboxylase (audio)
: a coenzyme C12H19ClN4O7P2S·H2O that is important in metabolic reactions (as decarboxylation in the Krebs cycle)

called also thiamine pyrophosphate

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