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[hahy-dreys, -dreyz] /ˈhaɪ dreɪs, -dreɪz/

noun, Biochemistry.
any of the class of enzymes that catalyze the addition of a water molecule into a compound without causing hydrolysis.

hydrase hy·drase (hī’drās’, -drāz’)
See hydratase.


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