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cellulase

Saltos de línea: cel¦lu|lase
Pronunciación: /ˈsɛljʊleɪz
 
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Definición de cellulase en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun] Biochemistry
An enzyme that converts cellulose into glucose or a disaccharide.
Example sentences
  • A good digestive enzyme should include lipase to digests fats, amylase for carbohydrates, protease for proteins, cellulase for cellulose and fiber, and lactase for dairy.
  • As is erodes, it releases the digestive enzymes, amylase, lipase, and cellulase.
  • As such, it's an abundant source of energy, but most animals lack the enzyme cellulase, which breaks the bonds that lock the individual sugar molecules together.

Origen

early 20th century: from cellulose + -ase.

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