or ox·i·do-re·duc·tase

[ ok-si-doh-ri-duhk-teys, -teyz ]
/ ˌɒk sɪ doʊ rɪˈdʌk teɪs, -ˌteɪz /

noun Biochemistry.

any of a class of enzymes that act as a catalyst, some of them conjointly, causing the oxidation and reduction of compounds.

Origin of oxidoreductase

First recorded in 1920–25; oxide + -o- + reductase
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Medicine definitions for oxidoreductase


[ ŏk′sĭ-dō-rĭ-dŭktās′, -tāz′ ]


An enzyme that catalyzes an oxidation-reduction.
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