hydrogenase

noun
hy·​drog·​e·​nase | \ hī-ˈdrä-jə-ˌnās How to pronounce hydrogenase (audio) , -ˌnāz\

Definition of hydrogenase

: an enzyme of various microorganisms that promotes the formation and utilization of gaseous hydrogen

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The hydrogenase also dramatically improves the amount of energy that’s produced and stored. Fox News, "Scientists invent way to create 'unlimited renewable energy'," 7 Sep. 2018

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1900, in the meaning defined above

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hydrogenase

noun
hy·​drog·​e·​nase | \ hī-ˈdräj-ə-ˌnās, -ˌnāz How to pronounce hydrogenase (audio) \

Medical Definition of hydrogenase

: an enzyme of various microorganisms that promotes the formation and utilization of gaseous hydrogen

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