dehydrochlorinase

noun
de·​hy·​dro·​chlo·​ri·​nase | \ (ˌ)dē-ˌhī-drə-ˈklōr-ə-ˌnās, -ˈklȯr-, -ˌnāz How to pronounce dehydrochlorinase (audio) \

Medical Definition of dehydrochlorinase

: an enzyme that dehydrochlorinates a chlorinated hydrocarbon (as DDT) and is found especially in some DDT resistant insects

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“Dehydrochlorinase.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/dehydrochlorinase. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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