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decarboxylase

 [de″kahr-bok´sĭ-lās]
any of the lyase class of enzymes that catalyze the removal of a carbon dioxide molecule from a compound.

de·car·box·yl·ase

(dē'kar-bok'sil-ās),
Any enzyme that removes a molecule of carbon dioxide from a carboxylic group (for example, from an α-amino acid, converting it into an amine).

decarboxylase

/de·car·box·y·lase/ (de″kahr-bok´sĭ-lās) any enzyme of the lyase class that catalyzes the removal of a carbon dioxide molecule from carboxylic acids.

de·car·box·yl·ase

(dē'kahr-bok'sil-ās)
Any enzyme (EC subclass 4.1.1) that removes a molecule of carbon dioxide from a carboxylic group.

decarboxylase

any of the lyase class of enzymes that catalyze the removal of a carbon dioxide molecule from a compound.

decarboxylase test
tests for the identification of bacteria, based on the production of ammonia from lysine, ornithine or arginine. In a positive result, the alkaline product is indicated by bromocresol purple.