Definitions

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

  • noun Any of a group of enzymes that catalyze the formation of double bonds by removing chemical groups from a substrate without hydrolysis or catalyze the addition of chemical groups to double bonds.

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  • noun biochemistry Any of many classes of enzyme that catalyze the breaking of a specific form of bond

Etymologies

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

[Greek lūein, to loosen; see leu- in Indo-European roots + –ase.]

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