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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various enzymes that catalyze the elimination of a carboxyl group, usually by hydrolysis.

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  • noun biochemistry Any enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of a carboxyl group, effectively removing carbon dioxide from a compound.

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  • noun any of the enzymes that hydrolize the carboxyl group

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