diaphorase

noun

di·​aph·​o·​rase dī-ˈa-fə-ˌrās How to pronounce diaphorase (audio)
-ˌrāz
: a flavoprotein enzyme capable of oxidizing the reduced form of NAD

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary diaphor- (from Greek diaphoros different, from diapherein to differ, from dia- + pherein to carry) + -ase — more at bear

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of diaphorase was in 1938

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“Diaphorase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diaphorase. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

diaphorase

noun
di·​aph·​o·​rase dī-ˈaf-ə-ˌrās, -ˌrāz How to pronounce diaphorase (audio)
: a flavoprotein enzyme capable of oxidizing the reduced form of NAD
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