decarboxylase

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

Definition of decarboxylase

: any of a group of enzymes that accelerate decarboxylation especially of amino acids

First Known Use of decarboxylase

1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Decarboxylase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decarboxylase. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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decarboxylase

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

Medical Definition of decarboxylase

: any of a group of enzymes that accelerate decarboxylation especially of amino acids
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