oxidase

[ok-si-deys, -deyz]
noun Biochemistry.
any of a class of oxidoreductases that catalyze the oxidation of a substrate by molecular oxygen with the formation, in most cases, of hydrogen peroxide.

Origin:
1895–1900; oxide + -ase

oxidasic [ok-si-dey-sik, -zik] , adjective
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oxidase (ˈɒksɪˌdeɪs, -ˌdeɪz)
 
n
any of a group of enzymes that bring about biological oxidation

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oxidase ox·i·dase (ŏk'sĭ-dās', -dāz')
n.
Any of a group of enzymes that catalyze oxidation, especially an enzyme that reacts with molecular oxygen to catalyze the oxidation of a substrate.

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