from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of a substrate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an enzyme which causes the splitting of a chemical bond with the addition of the elements of water; a hydrolytic enzyme. Formerly called a hydrolytic ferment.


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