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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A substance, especially an enzyme, that initiates or modifies the rate of a chemical reaction in a living body; a biochemical catalyst.

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  • n. A biochemical catalyst; normally an enzyme.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a biochemical catalyst such as an enzyme.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a biochemical catalyst such as an enzyme

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Examples

  • "In this case, photosynthetic organisms like green algae or bacteria simply serve as a biocatalyst to convert the energy of the sun into hydrogen energy."

    Fill 'er Up, With Microbes

  • And as many have said, as Senator Lugar and Mr. Woolsey argued in their piece, even in good agricultural times, when farm prices are high and the land is in use, there is more than enough land available at sound conservation practices for us to develop this if we can develop the biocatalyst and the advance processing technologies necessary to make bio-energy work.

    Remarks By The President At Bio Energy Event

  • Professor Altman, Professor Cech, you have made the unexpected discovery that RNA is not only a molecule of heredity in living cells, but also can serve as a biocatalyst.

    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1989 - Presentation Speech

  • Altman and Cech have now modified this by showing that the RNA molecules not only transmit the genetic information but can also function as biocatalyst.

    Press Release: The 1989 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

  • Cech that RNA in living cells can play a role as a biocatalyst or enzyme came very surprisingly.

    Press Release: The 1989 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

  • Altman and Cech have now independently discovered that RNA is not only a molecule of heredity but can also serve as a biocatalyst.

    Press Release: The 1989 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

  • RNA (ribonucleic acid) in living cells is not only a molecule of heredity but also can function as a biocatalyst.

    Press Release: The 1989 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

  • The company is also using its technology platform to pursue biocatalyst-enabled solutions in other bioindustrial markets, including carbon management, water treatment and chemicals.

    News

  • He will lead OPXBIO's efforts to optimize its biocatalyst for the production of bioacrylic, the company's first product.

    Marketwire - Breaking News Releases

  • The technology offers a new method for catalyzing a chemical reaction or for causing a biocatalyst reaction, for example, and thus for treating diseased humans or animals.

    Marketwire - Breaking News Releases

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