hydro-lyase

hydro-lyase

 [hi″dro-li´ās]
an enzyme that catalyzes the removal of a hydrogen atom and a hydroxyl group from the substrate molecule as water and the formation of a double bond.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.