Meaning of decarboxylase

de•car•box•yl•ase

Pronunciation: (dē'kär-bok'su-lās", -lāz"), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. any of the class of enzymes that catalyze the release of carbon dioxide from the carboxyl group of certain organic acids. Also called
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