oxidoreductase

noun

ox·​i·​do·​re·​duc·​tase ˈäk-sə-dō-ri-ˈdək-ˌtās How to pronounce oxidoreductase (audio)
-ˌtāz
: an enzyme that catalyzes an oxidation-reduction reaction

Examples of oxidoreductase in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One heat-resistant enzyme called pyruvate oxidoreductase, for example, combines several functions that our own colder chemistry delegates to separate molecules. Will Hively, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019

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Word History

Etymology

oxidation + -o- + reduction + -ase

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oxidoreductase was in 1922

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Cite this Entry

“Oxidoreductase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxidoreductase. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

oxidoreductase

noun
ox·​i·​do·​re·​duc·​tase ˈäk-səd-ō-ri-ˈdək-ˌtās, -ˌtāz How to pronounce oxidoreductase (audio)
: an enzyme that catalyzes an oxidation-reduction reaction

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