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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An enzyme that catalyze the cellulolysis (or hydrolysis) of cellulose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ferment which causes the decomposition of cellulose.


cellul(ose) + -ase.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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