Definition of carbohydrase in US English:

carbohydrase

noun

Biochemistry
  • Any enzyme which hydrolyses complex carbohydrates, releasing simple sugars, or (more widely) which breaks down glycosidic linkages.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Journal of the American Chemical Society. From carbohydr- + -ase.

Pronunciation

carbohydrase

/ˌkɑːbə(ʊ)ˈhʌɪdreɪz/