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oxygenase

[ ok-si-juh-neys, -neyz ]
/ ˈɒk sɪ dʒəˌneɪs, -ˌneɪz /
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noun Biochemistry.

an oxidoreductase enzyme that catalyzes the introduction of molecular oxygen into an organic substance.

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Origin of oxygenase

First recorded in 1900–05; oxygen + -ase
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Medical definitions for oxygenase

oxygenase
[ ŏksĭ-jə-nās′, -nāz′ ]

n.

An enzyme that catalyzes the incorporation of molecular oxygen into its substrate.direct oxidase
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