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[ree-doks] /ˈri dɒks/
noun, adjective, Chemistry
Origin of redox
1820-30; by shortening and inversion Unabridged
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  • He's also a fan of vanadium-redox batteries, which are large tanks with flowing electrolytes.
  • However, not all enzymes and redox mediators lend themselves well to such bonding.
  • Zinc bromide and vanadium redox flow batteries are other promising technologies.
British Dictionary definitions for redox


(modifier) another term for oxidation-reduction
Word Origin
C20: from red(uction) + ox(idation)
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Word Origin and History for redox

1928, from red(uction) + ox(idation).

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redox in Medicine

redox re·dox (rē'dŏks')
See oxidation-reduction.

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