Hydrolase definition

hīdrə-lāz
An enzyme that catalyzes the addition of water to a substrate.
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Any of a class of enzymes that act as catalysts in chemical reactions involving hydrolysis.
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(biochemistry) An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of a substrate.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
hydrolase
Plural:
hydrolases

Origin of hydrolase

  • hydrol(ysis) –ase

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition