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Related to oxidase: cytochrome oxidase, monoamine oxidase, Xanthine oxidase, Glucose oxidase, Oxidase test
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 a group of enzymes that bring about biological oxidation
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ox•i•dase(ˈɒk sɪˌdeɪs, -ˌdeɪz)
any of a class of enzymes that catalyze oxidation by molecular oxygen and, in most cases, form hydrogen peroxide.
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|Noun||1.||oxidase - any of the enzymes that catalyze biological oxidation|
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
peroxidase - any of a group of enzymes (occurring especially in plant cells) that catalyze the oxidation of a compound by a peroxide
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