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English definition of “carbohydrase”


noun [C] uk   /ˌkɑː.bəʊˈhaɪ.dreɪz/ us    /ˌkɑːr.boʊ-/ specialized
any enzyme (= chemical substance made by living cells) that causes a chemical reaction that helps the body to digest carbohydrateAnimal biochemistry
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