hydrolysis

A chemical reaction in which water is used to break down a compound; this is achieved by breaking a covalent bond in the compound by inserting a water molecule across the bond. The opposite of this is a dehydration-condensation reaction….

List of Biology Words Starting with H

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hydrolase

an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of a substrate….