Definition of hydrolase in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhīdrəˌlās/ Pronunciation: /-ˌlāz/


[usually with modifier] Biochemistry
An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of a particular substrate.
Example sentences
  • Thus, although not a nudix hydrolase, this enzyme seems to fulfil the housecleaning role proposed for nudix hydrolases.
  • More recent work suggests that the cell wall hydrolase, pectin methyl esterase, plays a role in weakening of the megagametophyte, allowing radicle emergence and the completion of germination.
  • Biopterin is a vital cofactor in tryptophan hydrolase's conversion of tryptophan to serotonin.

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Syllabification: hy·dro·lase

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