lyase

noun ly·ase \ ˈlī-ˌās , -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

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lyase

noun ly·ase \ ˈlī-ˌās, -ˌāz \

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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