[ ok-si-deys, -deyz ]
/ ˈɒk sɪˌdeɪs, -ˌdeɪz /
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any of a class of oxidoreductases that catalyze the oxidation of a substrate by molecular oxygen with the formation, in most cases, of hydrogen peroxide.
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OTHER WORDS FROM oxidaseox·i·da·sic [ok-si-dey-sik, -zik], /ˌɒk sɪˈdeɪ sɪk, -zɪk/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for oxidase
The answer lies in polyphenol oxidase, an enzyme that combines with oxygen to speed up cellular decomposition.
If tricyclics do not help, MAO inhibitors (monoamine oxidase inhibitors) are usually tried.When You Don't Know Where to Turn|Steven J. Bartlett
British Dictionary definitions for oxidase
/ (ˈɒksɪˌdeɪs, -ˌdeɪz) /
any of a group of enzymes that bring about biological oxidation
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Medical definitions for oxidase
[ ŏk′sĭ-dās′, -dāz′ ]
Any of a group of enzymes that catalyze oxidation, especially an enzyme that reacts with molecular oxygen to catalyze the oxidation of a substrate.
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