redox

adjective
re·​dox | \ ˈrē-ˌdäks How to pronounce redox (audio) \

Definition of redox

: of or relating to oxidation-reduction

Examples of redox in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What if bacteria buried in the mud were completing the redox reaction by somehow bypassing the oxygen-poor layers? Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, "‘Electric mud’ teems with new, mysterious bacteria," 19 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of redox

1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for redox

reduction + oxidation

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The first known use of redox was in 1928

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25 Aug 2020

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“Redox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/redox. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for redox

redox

adjective
re·​dox | \ ˈrē-ˌdäks How to pronounce redox (audio) \

Medical Definition of redox

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to oxidation-reduction

redox

noun

Medical Definition of redox (Entry 2 of 2)

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