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hydroxylase

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noun hy·drox·y·lase \hī-ˈdräk-sə-ˌlās, -ˌlāz\

Definition of hydroxylase

  1. :  any of a group of enzymes that catalyze oxidation reactions in which one of the two atoms of molecular oxygen is incorporated into the substrate and the other is used to oxidize NADH or NADPH



1953

First Known Use of hydroxylase

1953


Medical Dictionary

hydroxylase

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noun hy·drox·y·lase \hī-ˈdräk-sə-ˌlās, -ˌlāz\

Medical Definition of hydroxylase

  1. :  any of a group of enzymes that catalyze oxidation reactions in which one of the two atoms of molecular oxygen is incorporated into the substrate and the other is used to oxidize NADH or NADPH




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