reductase

noun
re·​duc·​tase | \ri-ˈdək-ˌtās, -ˌtāz\

Definition of reductase 

: an enzyme that catalyzes reduction

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Research has found PSO can inhibit the enzyme known as 5-alpha reductase enzyme, which has been shown to slow and stop hair growth by producing DHT from testosterone. Alexandra Tunell, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why You Need Pumpkin Seed Oil In Your Skin Care This Fall," 15 Sep. 2014

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1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reductase was in 1902

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reductase

noun
re·​duc·​tase | \-ˌtās, -ˌtāz \

Medical Definition of reductase 

: an enzyme that catalyzes chemical reduction

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