oxido reductase

oxidoreductase

[ok-si-doh-ri-duhk-teys, -teyz]
noun Biochemistry.
any of a class of enzymes that act as a catalyst, some of them conjointly, causing the oxidation and reduction of compounds.
Also, oxido-reductase.


Origin:
1920–25; oxide + -o- + reductase

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oxidoreductase ox·i·do·re·duc·tase (ŏk'sĭ-dō-rĭ-dŭk'tās', -tāz')
n.
An enzyme that catalyzes an oxidation-reduction.

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