Meaning of chlorophyllase

chlo•ro•phyl•lase

Pronunciation: (klôr"u-fil'ās, -āz, klōr"- klôr'u-fu-lās", -lāz", klōr'-), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. an enzyme found in plants that decomposes chlorophyll by removing the phytol chain.
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