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ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase

Pronunciation: ri'byu-las bis-fos'fat kar-boks'il-as

Definition: A dimerizing carboxy-lyase; an enzyme that catalyzes the addition of carbon dioxide to d-ribulose 1,5-bisphosphate and the hydrolysis of the addition product to two molecules of 3-d-phosphoglyceric acid, a key reaction in the fixation of CO2 in photosynthesis.

Synonym(s): carboxydismutase

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