decarboxylase

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Etymology[edit]

de- +‎ carboxyl +‎ -ase

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Noun[edit]

decarboxylase (plural decarboxylases)

  1. (biochemistry) Any enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of a carboxyl group, effectively removing carbon dioxide from a compound.