Definition of biocatalyst in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌbīōˈkadələst/


A substance, such as an enzyme or hormone, that initiates or increases the rate of a chemical reaction.
Example sentences
  • Functioning as biocatalysts, enzymes increase and control the rate of chemical reactions.
  • He wanted to create a biocatalyst, using enzymes to try and find applications in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Critical to the success of this technology is a bio-transformation process step, using an enzyme biocatalyst.



Pronunciation: /ˌbīōˌkatlˈitik/
Example sentences
  • Organic solvents have been widely used as solvents in biocatalytic reactions due to all known advantages that such media offer.
  • In addition, our group is currently developing combined chemical / biocatalytic systems in novel solvents, allowing the use of reactive intermediates as substrates for enzymatic catalysis.
  • Enzymes produced by extremophiles (bacteria and fungi living in harsh conditions) are also highly exploitable in the biocatalytic industry.

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Syllabification: bi·o·cat·a·lyst

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