lyase

noun
ly·​ase | \ ˈlī-ˌās How to pronounce lyase (audio) , -ˌāz \

Definition of lyase

: 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, in the meaning defined above

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“Lyase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lyase. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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lyase

noun
ly·​ase | \ ˈlī-ˌās, -ˌāz How to pronounce lyase (audio) \

Medical Definition of lyase

: 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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