hy·​dro·​lase | \ ˈhī-drə-ˌlās How to pronounce hydrolase (audio) , -ˌlāz \

Definition of hydrolase

: a hydrolytic enzyme

Examples of hydrolase in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The researchers found that an enzyme called soluble epoxide hydrolase, or sEH, which is more abundant in the colons of obese people, is responsible for colin inflammation, which can be an early signal of colon cancer. Elise Takahama, BostonGlobe.com, "UMass Amherst food scientists discover how obesity could be linked to colon cancer," 30 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of hydrolase

1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hydrolase

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin hydrolysis + International Scientific Vocabulary -ase

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“Hydrolase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrolase. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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hy·​dro·​lase | \ ˈhī-drə-ˌlās, -ˌlāz How to pronounce hydrolase (audio) \

Medical Definition of hydrolase

: a hydrolytic enzyme (as an esterase)

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