oxidase


ox·i·dase

noun \ˈäk-sə-ˌdās, -ˌdāz\

Definition of OXIDASE

:  any of various enzymes that catalyze oxidations; especially :  one able to react directly with molecular oxygen
ox·i·da·sic \ˌäk-sə-ˈdā-sik, -zik\ adjective

Origin of OXIDASE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1896

ox·i·dase

noun \ˈäk-sə-ˌdās, -ˌdāz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OXIDASE

: any of various enzymes that catalyze oxidations; especially : one able to react directly with molecular oxygen

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