dehydrogenase

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

Definition of dehydrogenase 

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

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For example, the enzyme cellobiose dehydrogenase from the fungus Phanerochaete sordida can break down sugars and generate electrical current when stuck onto carbon tubes only nanometers (billionths of a meter) wide. Charles Q. Choi, Washington Post, "How the body could power pacemakers and other implantable devices," 9 June 2018 For example, the enzyme cellobiose dehydrogenase from the fungus Phanerochaete sordida can break down sugars and generate electrical current when stuck onto carbon tubes only nanometers (billionths of a meter) wide. Charles Q. Choi, Washington Post, "How the body could power pacemakers and other implantable devices," 9 June 2018 For example, the enzyme cellobiose dehydrogenase from the fungus Phanerochaete sordida can break down sugars and generate electrical current when stuck onto carbon tubes only nanometers (billionths of a meter) wide. Charles Q. Choi, Washington Post, "How the body could power pacemakers and other implantable devices," 9 June 2018 For example, the enzyme cellobiose dehydrogenase from the fungus Phanerochaete sordida can break down sugars and generate electrical current when stuck onto carbon tubes only nanometers (billionths of a meter) wide. Charles Q. Choi, Washington Post, "How the body could power pacemakers and other implantable devices," 9 June 2018 For example, the enzyme cellobiose dehydrogenase from the fungus Phanerochaete sordida can break down sugars and generate electrical current when stuck onto carbon tubes only nanometers (billionths of a meter) wide. Charles Q. Choi, Washington Post, "How the body could power pacemakers and other implantable devices," 9 June 2018 For example, the enzyme cellobiose dehydrogenase from the fungus Phanerochaete sordida can break down sugars and generate electrical current when stuck onto carbon tubes only nanometers (billionths of a meter) wide. Charles Q. Choi, Washington Post, "How the body could power pacemakers and other implantable devices," 9 June 2018 For example, the enzyme cellobiose dehydrogenase from the fungus Phanerochaete sordida can break down sugars and generate electrical current when stuck onto carbon tubes only nanometers (billionths of a meter) wide. Charles Q. Choi, Washington Post, "How the body could power pacemakers and other implantable devices," 9 June 2018 For example, the enzyme cellobiose dehydrogenase from the fungus Phanerochaete sordida can break down sugars and generate electrical current when stuck onto carbon tubes only nanometers (billionths of a meter) wide. Charles Q. Choi, Washington Post, "How the body could power pacemakers and other implantable devices," 9 June 2018

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1923, in the meaning defined above

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dehydrogenase

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

Medical Definition of dehydrogenase 

: 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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