cellulase


noun Biochemistry.

  1. any of several enzymes, produced primarily by fungi and bacteria, that catalyze the hydrolysis of cellulose.

noun

  1. any enzyme that converts cellulose to the disaccharide cellobiose

n.

  1. Any of several enzymes produced chiefly by fungi, bacteria, and protozoans that catalyze the hydrolysis of cellulose.

  1. Any of several enzymes produced chiefly by fungi, bacteria, and protozoans that catalyze the breakdown of cellulose. Protozoans in the guts of termites produce the cellulase needed for the termites to digest wood.

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