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Definition: 'Lyase'

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lyase

Type: Term

Pronunciation: lī′ās

Definitions:
1. Class name for those enzymes removing groups nonhydrolytically (EC class 4); prefixes such as “hydro-” and “ammonia-” are used to indicate the type of reaction. Trivial names for lyases include synthases, decarboxylases, aldolases, and dehydratases.




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