Oxidase meaning

ŏksĭ-dās, -dāz
Any of a group of enzymes that catalyze oxidation, especially an enzyme that reacts with molecular oxygen to catalyze the oxidation of a substrate.
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Any oxidoreductase enzyme that acts as a catalyst in oxidation reactions in which oxygen is the electron acceptor.
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Any of a group of enzymes that catalyze oxidation, especially an enzyme that reacts with molecular oxygen to catalyze the oxidation of a substrate.
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(biochemistry) Any of many enzymes which catalyze oxidation reactions, especially ones using molecular oxygen.
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Origin of oxidase

  • oxid(ation) –ase

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition