any organic acid containing one or more carboxyl groups.
any of a class of organic acids containing the carboxyl group See also fatty acid
An organic acid containing one or more carboxyl groups. Carboxylic acids often have names ending in -oic acid, such as benzoic acid. Amino acids, fatty acids, and many other important organic compounds are carboxylic acids.
carboxyltransferase carboxyltransferase car·box·yl·trans·fer·ase (kär-bŏk’səl-trāns’fə-rās’, -rāz’) n. Any of various enzymes that catalyze the transfer of carboxyl groups from one compound to another. Also called transcarboxylase.
a white, water-soluble polymer derived from cellulose, used as a coating and sizing for paper and textiles, a stabilizer for various foods, and an appetite suppressor.
any of several digestive enzymes that catalyze the removal of an amino acid from the end of a peptide chain having a free carbonyl group. carboxypeptidase car·box·y·pep·ti·dase (kär-bŏk’sē-pěp’tĭ-dās’, -dāz’) n. An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of a terminal amino acid from the end of a peptide or polypeptide that contains a free carboxyl group.
a process for making carbon or pigment prints on bromide paper without exposure to light.