from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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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- n. Any of many enzymes which catalyze oxidation reactions, especially ones using molecular oxygen.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An oxidizing ferment occurring widely distributed in animal and plant life.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of the enzymes that catalyze biological oxidation
oxid(ation) + -ase.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)