xanthine oxidase

noun

: a crystallizable flavoprotein enzyme containing iron and molybdenum that promotes the oxidation especially of hypoxanthine and xanthine to uric acid and of many aldehydes to acids

called also Schardinger enzyme

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“Xanthine oxidase.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/xanthine%20oxidase. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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