Share this entry
hydrolase Syllabification: hy·dro·lase
Pronunciation: /ˈhīdrəˌlās/ /-ˌlāz/

Definition of hydrolase in English:


[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.
Definition of hydrolase in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources