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reductase

[ri-duhk-teys, -teyz]
noun Biochemistry.
  1. any enzyme acting as a reducing agent.
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Origin of reductase

First recorded in 1900–05; reduct(ion) + -ase
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British Dictionary definitions for reductase

reductase

noun
  1. any enzyme that catalyses a biochemical reduction reaction
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Word Origin for reductase

C20: from reduction + -ase
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reductase in Medicine

reductase

(rĭ-dŭktās′, -tāz′)
n.
  1. An enzyme that promotes reduction of an organic compound.
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