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.

Nearby words

  1. oxidimetry,
  2. oxidize,
  3. oxidized cellulose,
  4. oxidized glutathione,
  5. oxidizer,
  6. oxime,
  7. oximeter,
  8. oximetry,
  9. oxisol,
  10. oxlip

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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