reductase

[ ri-duhk-teys, -teyz ]
/ rɪˈdʌk teɪs, -teɪz /

noun Biochemistry.

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
/ (rɪˈdʌkteɪz) /

noun

any enzyme that catalyses a biochemical reduction reaction

Word Origin for reductase

C20: from reduction + -ase
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Medical definitions for reductase

reductase
[ rĭ-dŭktās′, -tāz′ ]

n.

An enzyme that promotes reduction of an organic compound.
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