[ ri-duhk-teys, -teyz ]
/ rɪˈdʌk teɪs, -teɪz /
any enzyme acting as a reducing agent.
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British Dictionary definitions for reductase
/ (rɪˈdʌkteɪz) /
any enzyme that catalyses a biochemical reduction reaction
Word Origin for reductase
C20: from reduction + -ase
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Medicine definitions for reductase
[ rĭ-dŭk′tās′, -tāz′ ]
An enzyme that promotes reduction of an organic compound.
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