dehydrogenase

[dee-hahy-druh-juh-neys, -neyz]

noun Biochemistry.

an oxidoreductase enzyme that catalyzes the removal of hydrogen.

Nearby words

  1. dehydrochlorinate,
  2. dehydrocholic acid,
  3. dehydrocorticosterone,
  4. dehydroepiandrosterone,
  5. dehydrofreeze,
  6. dehydrogenate,
  7. dehydrogenation,
  8. dehydrogenize,
  9. dehydroretinaldehyde,
  10. dehydroretinol

Origin of dehydrogenase

First recorded in 1920–25; dehydrogen(ate) + -ase

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British Dictionary definitions for dehydrogenase

dehydrogenase

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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Medicine 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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