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Relating to carbon. See also under carbonate.


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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2] pollution into the air, some of that carbon dioxide is absorbed into the ocean to become carbonic acid, and gradually builds up in the ocean.