variants or cyclophorase system
plural -s
: a complex of enzymes associated with mitochondria (as of the liver and kidney) that catalyzes oxidations (as of acids participating in the Krebs cycle), oxidative phosphorylation, and various syntheses (as of hippuric acid)

Word History


cycl- + phor- + -ase

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“Cyclophorase.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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