[lahy-eys, -eyz] /ˈlaɪ eɪs, -eɪz/

noun, Biochemistry.
any of various enzymes, as decarboxylase, that catalyze reactions involving the formation of or addition to a double bond.
any enzyme that catalyses the separation of two parts of a molecule by the formation of a double bond between them

lyase ly·ase (lī’ās’)
Any of a group of enzymes that catalyze the formation of double bonds by removing chemical groups from a substrate without hydrolysis or catalyze the addition of chemical groups to double bonds.

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