lyase

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noun ly·ase \ˈlī-ˌās, -ˌāz\

Definition of lyase

  1. :  an enzyme (such as a decarboxylase) that forms double bonds by removing groups from a substrate other than by hydrolysis or that adds groups to double bonds

First Known Use of lyase

1961


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lyase

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noun ly·ase \ˈlī-ˌās, -ˌāz\

Medical Definition of lyase

  1. :  an enzyme (as a decarboxylase) that forms double bonds by removing groups from a substrate other than by hydrolysis or that adds groups to double bonds


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