cocarboxylase

noun co·car·box·yl·ase \ ˌkō-kär-ˈbäk-sə-ˌlās , -ˌlāz \

Definition of cocarboxylase

: a coenzyme C12H19ClN4O7P2S·H2O that is a pyrophosphate of thiamine and is important in metabolic reactions (such as decarboxylation in the Krebs cycle)

First Known Use of cocarboxylase

1932

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cocarboxylase

noun co·car·box·yl·ase \ ˌkō-kär-ˈbäk-sə-ˌlās, -ˌlāz \

medical Definition of cocarboxylase

: a coenzyme C12H19ClN4O7P2S·H2O that is important in metabolic reactions (as decarboxylation in the Krebs cycle) called also thiamine pyrophosphate

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