dehydrochlorinase


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dehydrochlorinase

[dē‚hī·drō′klȯr·ə‚nās]
(biochemistry)
An enzyme that dechlorinates a chlorinated hydrocarbon such as the insecticide DDT; found in some insects that are resistant to DDT.
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