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hydroxylase

[ hahy-drok-suh-leys, -leyz ]
/ haɪˈdrɒk səˌleɪs, -ˌleɪz /
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noun Biochemistry.

any enzyme that catalyzes the introduction of a hydroxyl group into a substance.

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Origin of hydroxylase

First recorded in 1950–55; hydroxyl + -ase
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Medical definitions for hydroxylase

hydroxylase
[ hī-drŏksə-lās′, -lāz′ ]

n.

Any of various enzymes that catalyze the formation of hydroxyl groups by oxidation of the substrate.
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