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lipoxygenase in Medicine

lipoxygenase li·pox·y·gen·ase (lĭ-pŏk'sĭ-jə-nās', -nāz')
n.
An enzyme that catalyzes oxidation of unsaturated fatty acids with oxygen to yield peroxides. Also called lipoxidase.

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