hydroxylase

noun
hy·​drox·​y·​lase | \ hī-ˈdräk-sə-ˌlās How to pronounce hydroxylase (audio) , -ˌlāz \

Definition of hydroxylase

: any of a group of enzymes that catalyze oxidation reactions in which one of the two atoms of molecular oxygen is incorporated into the substrate and the other is used to oxidize NADH or NADPH

First Known Use of hydroxylase

1953, in the meaning defined above

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“Hydroxylase.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydroxylase. Accessed 17 January 2020.

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hydroxylase

noun
hy·​drox·​y·​lase | \ hī-ˈdräk-sə-ˌlās, -ˌlāz How to pronounce hydroxylase (audio) \

Medical Definition of hydroxylase

: any of a group of enzymes that catalyze oxidation reactions in which one of the two atoms of molecular oxygen is incorporated into the substrate and the other is used to oxidize NADH or NADPH

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