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cytochrome oxidase

cytochrome oxidase in Medicine

cytochrome oxidase n.
An oxidizing enzyme containing iron and a porphyrin, found in mitochondria and important in cell respiration as an agent of electron transfer from certain cytochrome molecules to oxygen molecules.

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