lipoxygenase

noun
li·​pox·​y·​gen·​ase | \ li-ˈpäk-sə-jə-ˌnās, lī-, -ˌnāz How to pronounce lipoxygenase (audio) \

Medical Definition of lipoxygenase

: a crystallizable enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation primarily of unsaturated fatty acids or unsaturated fats by oxygen and secondarily of carotenoids to colorless substances and that occurs especially in soybeans and cereals

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“Lipoxygenase.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/lipoxygenase. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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