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dehydrogenase

[ dee-hahy-druh-juh-neys, -neyz ]
/ diˈhaɪ drə dʒəˌneɪs, -ˌneɪz /
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noun Biochemistry.

an oxidoreductase enzyme that catalyzes the removal of hydrogen.

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Origin of dehydrogenase

First recorded in 1920–25; dehydrogen(ate) + -ase
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British Dictionary definitions for dehydrogenase

dehydrogenase
/ (diːˈhaɪdrədʒəˌneɪz) /

noun

an enzyme, such as any of the respiratory enzymes, that activates oxidation-reduction reactions by transferring hydrogen from substrate to acceptor
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Medical definitions for dehydrogenase

dehydrogenase
[ dē′hī-drŏjə-nās′, -nāz′, dē-hīdrə-jə- ]

n.

An enzyme that catalyzes the removal and transfer of hydrogen from a substrate in an oxidation-reduction reaction.
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