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dehydrogenase

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noun de·hy·dro·ge·nase \ˌdē-(ˌ)hī-ˈdrä-jə-ˌnās, (ˌ)dē-ˈhī-drə-jə-, -ˌnāz\

Definition of dehydrogenase

  1. :  an enzyme that accelerates the removal of hydrogen from metabolites and its transfer to other substances — compare succinate dehydrogenase



Origin of dehydrogenase

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1923


Medical Dictionary

dehydrogenase

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noun de·hy·dro·ge·nase \ˌdē-(ˌ)hī-ˈdräj-ə-ˌnās, (ˈ)dē-ˈhī-drə-jə-, -ˌnāz\

Medical Definition of dehydrogenase

  1. :  an enzyme that accelerates the removal of hydrogen from metabolites and its transfer to other substances—see alcohol dehydrogenase, succinate dehydrogenase




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