[hahy-drok-suh-leys, -leyz]
noun Biochemistry.
any enzyme that catalyzes the introduction of a hydroxyl group into a substance.

1950–55; hydroxyl + -ase

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hydroxylase hy·drox·yl·ase (hī-drŏk'sə-lās', -lāz')
Any of various enzymes that catalyze the formation of hydroxyl groups by oxidation of the substrate.

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