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Relating to carbon. See also under carbonate.
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Pert. to carbon.

carbonic anhydrase

An enzyme that catalyzes union of water and carbon dioxide to form carbonic acid, or performs the reverse action. It is present in red blood cells.
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The carbonic anhydrases (CA), members of the zinc metalloprotein family, are enzymes which catalyze the interconversion of carbon dioxide and water to bicarbonate and hydrogen ions.
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This study, according to Lukaski, suggests that dampened carbonic anhydrase activity may explain these effects.
Both Jurassic and carbonic coal strata exist in Tongxin mines in Datong minefields, Shangxi Province.
Over the last three decades, the Arab Gulf region has exported low-price petrochemical materials and imported a variety of technologies, instead of adding the maximum values for hydro carbonic material through more diversification and appropriation of products, a move that would have enabled the producers to establish secondary and specialized industries and produce export-oriented manufactures and semi-manufactured goods, he said.
The team's investigation of beer bottle-fluid interactions demonstrated that the cavitation-induced break-up of larger "mother" bubbles creates clouds of very small carbonic gas "daughter bubbles," which grow and expand much faster than the larger mother-bubbles from which they split.