Definition of Cellulase

1. Noun. (enzyme) An enzyme that catalyze the cellulolysis (or hydrolysis) of cellulose. ¹



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Definition of Cellulase

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Cellulase

1. Enzymes that break down cellulose and are involved in cell wall breakdown in higher plants, especially during abscission. Produced in large amounts by certain fungi and bacteria. Degradation of cellulose microfibrils requires the concerted action of several cellulases. (26 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cellulase

cellular polyp
cellular respiration
cellular retinoic acid binding protein
cellular slime mold
cellular slime mould
cellular telephone
cellular tumour
cellular virome
cellularities
cellularity
cellularization
cellularizations
cellularizing
cellularly
cellulars
cellulase (current term)
cellulases
cellulate
cellulated
cellulation
cellule
cellules
cellulicidal
celluliferous
cellulifugal
cellulin
cellulipetal
cellulite
cellulites
cellulitic phlegmasia

Literary usage of Cellulase

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Ferments and Their Actions by Karl Oppenheimer (1901)
"CHAPTER XVI. FERMENTS OF POLYSACCHARIDES WHICH RESEMBLE DIASTASE. THE ENZYME WHICH DISSOLVES THE CELL-WALLS. (cellulase ..."

2. Biotechnology for Clean Industrial Products and Processes: Towards by OECD Staff, OECD., OECD Working Party on Biotechnology, Oecd (1998)
"Similarly, in the late 1980s and early 1990s, other cellulose-based fabrics and garments began to be processed with cellulase, which can give superior ..."

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